Lizzy Ratner argues that the food stamp program is one of the few American safety net institutions that actually functions.

"The first striking image is the need," says Nation reporter Lizzy Ratner, describing her visits to Manhattan food stamp centers through the course of investigating the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. In a impassioned discussion with executive editor Betsy Reed, Lizzy argues that SNAP is one of the few American safety net programs that actually functions—and that without considerable intervention by progressives, it may lose much of its funding. You can read Lizzy’s feature story on SNAP here.

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