Food stamps for farmers and self-employed Iowans, 1986

(1986) Food stamps for farmers and self-employed Iowans, 1986. Human Services, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)


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The food stamp program is a state-administered federal program designed to help low-income households obtain the food necessary for sound nutrition and well-balanced meals. Food stamps can help stretch a family's food budget when it's strapped for cash. Food stamps can be spent like cash in most grocery stores. They can' be used to purchase food or plants and seeds that grow food for your household to eat. They cannot be used for non-food items such as paper products or household and personal hygiene supplies. Nor can they be used for alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, vitamins and medicines, pet foods, foods eaten in the store, or hot, ready to eat foods such as barbecued chicken. Eligibility requirements must be met to qualify for food stamps. They're based on family size and deal primarily with income and available liquid resources of the family. The amount of food stamps a household receives depends upon household size and available income. The brochure "Facts About the Food Stamp Program" contains more information. It's available from county offices of the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Food Stamps, Human Services, famers, self-employed
Subjects: Social issues and programs > Welfare
Social issues and programs > Children and youth
Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Civil and human rights
ID Code: 45940
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 26 Sep 2023 20:27
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2023 20:27