Making America Stronger: U.S. Food Stamp Program

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Date Developed: 2007. Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Presenter(s): Jeff Bridges. Type: Video. Level: Intermediate. Length: 14 minutes.


This video commemorates the 30th anniversary of the reforms achieved by the Food Stamp Act of 1977, showing how food stamps reduce hunger in America. The administrative and political origins of the program are discussed, as well as a very brief overview of the current program, successes, and how the program can achieve even more. In addition, several personal interviews by then-recipients of the program are included.

Note: This video does not discuss the structure of the program. In addition, some may find the infant resuscitation clip uncomfortable to watch.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.