Resource | Legislation
Mickey Leland Memorial Domestic Hunger Relief Act

To amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to respond to the hunger emergency afflicting American families and children, to attack the causes of hunger among all Americans, to ensure an adequate diet for low-income people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness because of the shortage of affordable housing, to promote self-sufficiency among food stamp recipients, to simplify the Food Stamp Program's administration, to reauthorize the Food Stamp and Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Programs, to codify and reauthorize other nutrition programs, and for other purposes.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Evaluation of the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations

This study presents the first nationally representative profiles of FDPIR participant and program characteristics, and the food-assistance needs and preferences among this particular target population. This executive summary provides a brief historical perspective on the program, describes the objectives and methodology of the evaluation, and summarizes the major finding.

Resource | Research | Payment Accuracy and Program Integrity
Study of Income Verification in the National School Lunch Program

Prior to 1982, school districts were not required to verify the income or household size declared by households that applied for meal benefits. It was assumed that households were correctly reporting their income, and children from households that applied and declared a sufficiently Low income were given free or reduced-price meals. From 1982 to the present, the verification of household income for at least some of the approved application s for meal benefits has been part of each school district's responsibilities.