Food relief programs (111 - 120 of 258 items)
Food Assistance: Nutritional Conditions and Program Alternatives in Puerto Rico
RCED-92-114: Published: Jul 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) in Puerto Rico, focusing on: (1) the nutritional needs of Puerto Rican citizens, including the elderly and children; and (2) potential alternatives for providing food and nutrition assistance.GAO found that: (1) information on nutritional conditions and needs in Puerto Rico is limited; (2) the...
USDA Buy American Practices
RCED-92-207R: Published: May 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's Office of Inspector General's (OIG) report on the food assistance program procurement practices of the Agricultural Marketing Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. GAO noted that the OIG report: (1) focused on the agencies' compliance with their...
Department of Agriculture: Mismanagement of Nationwide Food Consumption Survey
T-RCED-92-7: Published: Oct 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) mismanagement of the Nationwide Food Consumption Survey. GAO noted that: (1) such data collection problems as low household response rates, complex and lengthy questions, deviation from the planned survey design, lax data quality controls, and inadequate interviewer training adversely impacted the survey's results; (2) the Human Nutrition Inform...
Food Distribution Program: USDA's Canned Beef and Pork Can Be Improved
RCED-91-81: Published: May 13, 1991. Publicly Released: May 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quality of canned meat distributed by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) through its food distribution program, focusing on: (1) perceived product acceptability; (2) comparability to other similar federal and commercial products; (3) quality assurance procedures; (4) procurement standards and specifications; and (5) alternatives for aesthetic...
Infant Formula: Cost Containment and Competition in the WIC Program
HRD-90-122: Published: Sep 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on infant formula cost-containment initiatives in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on the: (1) status of 86 WIC agencies' implementation of the initiatives; (2) effect of the initiatives on the cost of infant formula to the WIC program; and (3) structure of the infant formula industr...
Food Stamp Program: Alternative Definitions of a Household for Food Stamp Eligibility
RCED-90-137: Published: Aug 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) how the household definition evolved into its current form; (2) whether the current household definition contributes to homelessness; and (3) alternative household definitions for food stamp eligibility.GAO found that: (1) in 1971, a food stamp household was defined based on household members...
Food Stamp Program: The Household Definition Is Not a Major Source of Caseworker Errors
RCED-90-183: Published: Jul 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food Stamp Program, focusing on whether the household definition caseworkers use to compute food stamp benefits is a significant cause of caseworker errors.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1988, caseworkers' incorrect eligibility determinations relating to household definition resulted in between $23 million and $75 million in food stamp...
Food Assistance Programs: Recipient and Expert Views on Food Assistance at Four Indian Reservations
RCED-90-152: Published: Jun 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed food assistance programs on four Indian reservations, focusing on: (1) households that participated in the programs; (2) the programs' effects on hunger and the health of Indians on the four reservations; and (3) the availability of nutrition education.GAO found that: (1) the Food Stamp Program and the Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPI...
Food Stamp Program: Achieving Cost Neutrality in Washington's Family Independence Program
RCED-90-84: Published: Jun 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Food Stamp Program's progress in achieving cost neutrality in Washington under its Family Independence Program (FIP), focusing on the: (1) methods for establishing the amount of benefit and administrative costs that Washington would have incurred for food stamps in the absence of FIP; and (2) accuracy of the data and the methods used to calcu...
Views on Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program and Commodities for Soup Kitchens
T-RCED-90-69: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1990.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and a new program to provide commodities to soup kitchens or food banks. GAO found that: (1) commodities distributors said that despite a startup delay in fiscal year 1989, mandatory purchase requirements seemed to work effectively; (2) no delays occurred in 1990; (3) despi...