In this service-learning class, students did work to evaluate the adequacy of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits in Western MA in cooperation with the Food Bank of Western MA. They found that the current formula used by SNAP to determine the benefits of participants needs to be updated to capture the experience of people living in Western MA—particularly to reflect food and housing costs that are higher than the national average.
Program Type Course Name and Number: RES-ECON 298/ 498: Practicum
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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 to Wednesday, May 1, 2013