Food Stamps: Follow the Money Are Corporations Profiting from Hungry Americans?

Source: Michele Simon, Eat Drink Politics, June 2012

From the press release:
Are food stamps lining the pockets of the nation’s wealthiest corporations instead of closing the hunger gap in the United States? Why does Walmart benefit from more than $200 million in annual food stamp purchases in Oklahoma alone? Why does one bank, J.P. Morgan Chase, hold exclusive contracts in 24 states to administer public benefits?

These are a few of the questions explored in a new report called: “Food Stamps, Follow the Money: Are Corporations Profiting from Hungry Americans?” from Michele Simon, president of Eat Drink Politics, a watchdog consulting group. This first-of-its kind investigation details how the food stamp program–originally designed to help farmers and those in need–lines the pockets of junk food makers, food retailers, and banks.
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