Homelessness and Food Stamps: Rights and Barriers
The food stamp program has been a vital safety net for
homeless and low-income individuals.
However, national studies have shown that the program is not reaching
many homeless people. Less than half of
the homeless population receives food stamps although most are likely eligible.
Common barriers that homeless people face to receiving food
of knowledge about the program;
of a mailing address to receive notices and other information from the
food stamp office; and