Food relief programs (31 - 40 of 99 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...
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 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 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...
Adequacy of Nutrition Programs on Indian Reservations
T-RCED-90-30: Published: Feb 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1990.
GAO discussed the availability of food and the nutritional adequacy of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) food assistance programs on Indian reservations. GAO found that: (1) there were indications of hunger among Food Stamp Program participants and nonparticipants on each reservation it visited; (2) the major causes of hunger included obstacles to application and qualification for food stamps...
Food Assistance: The National WIC Evaluation--Reporting and Follow-Up Issues
RCED-90-3: Published: Dec 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) assessment of its Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on USDA: (1) management of the National WIC Evaluation, intended to estimate the program's impact on participants; and (2) plans for a follow-up study on WIC impact on children.GAO found that:...
Food Assistance: USDA's Implementation of Legislated Commodity Distribution Reforms
RCED-90-12: Published: Dec 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) implementation of legislated commodity distribution reforms at the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS).GAO found that: (1) USDA had implemented 25 of 31 legislated reforms by May 1989; (2) USDA attributed delay...
GAO Audits of the Commodity Food Area
T-RCED-90-15: Published: Nov 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) implementation of 31 legislatively mandated commodity distribution program reforms, focusing on the commodity food distribution program at four Indian reservations. GAO noted that: (1) to implement the reforms, USDA ordered a comprehensive review of the commodity distribution program, established special commodity initiatives to improve commodit...
GAO Audit of the Food Stamp Program
T-RCED-90-10: Published: Oct 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1989.
GAO discussed the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) administration of the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) food stamp automation; (2) alternatives for program eligibility; and (3) ways to improve benefit opportunities for eligible participants. GAO found that: (1) although food stamp automation improved client interviews and case action notification, and identified or avoided some program err...