1 in 5 New Yorkers are using food stamps, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The program has a big impact on communities, all the way from what we eat to how businesses pay their employees.
Students from the International Community High School in Mott Haven worked with teaching artist James Whitman to find out who makes decisions about food stamps. They talked to a community advocate, drew diagrams of the food stamp system, and thought of alternatives to the food stamp program. They made a fold-out poster to show how food stamps work, and what people think about the program.
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