This conversation will cover Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs, notably SNAP and WIC, which made up roughly 80% of the 2018 Farm Bill’s funding allocation. Buoyed by additional temporary funding through the pandemic, many nutrition assistance program recipients are facing smaller amounts of support in the coming months. As Congress considers reauthorization of the Farm Bill, experts from Duke and Syracuse will share insights from their research on potential changes to these programs, which could make them more efficient as well as reduce the food insecurity and food resource gap between White, Black and Hispanic demographic groups.
Carolyn Barnes | Assistant Professor, Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy
Norbert Wilson | Professor of Food, Economics, and Community and Director of the Duke University Sanford World Food Policy Center
Alfonso Flores-Lagunes | Professor of Economics, Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs