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Field Reports

Struggling for Sustenance: Barriers to SNAP/Food Stamps in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Etan Newman, Emerson Fellow
Published 2010

San Jose, California

Struggling for Sustenance: Barriers to SNAP/Food Stamps in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties details the hardships eligible households face in trying to access food stamps.  Based on 400 surveys and 40 interviews with food bank clients and partner agencies, the report provides recommendations for steps that national, state, and community governments, in partnership with local organizations, can take to overcome or eliminate those barriers.

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Publication tags: Field Reports - Domestic Federal Nutrition Programs, Emergency Food Network, Food Banks, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps - Advocates (including legal advocates), Policymakers, Service Providers, SNAP/Food Stamp Recipients

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Etan Newman

Emerson Fellow,