When were food stamps created?

Answer Henry Wallace, former Secretary of Agriculture, created food stamps, which have been in use since 1939. The stamps allowed people to buy farm surpluses. Fifty cents worth of blue stamps (used only ... Read More »

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When were food stamps introduced?

Food stamps were introduced as an experiment by the USDA in May of 1939, but they were stopped during World War II. The modern food stamp program was introduced in 1964 by the Kennedy administratio... Read More »

When were the first food stamps given out by the government?

The first food stamps were sold to consumers in Rochester, N.Y., in May 1939 in an experimental program designed to help farmers who had surplus production due to the Depression. The program ended ... Read More »

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When did food stamps start?

The first food stamp program in the U.S. started in May 1939, during the Great Depression. The program served 20 million people by supplementing their usual food budget. The program ended in 1943. ... Read More »