Food relief programs (41 - 50 of 65 items)
Better Wage-Matching Systems and Procedures Would Enhance Food Stamp Program Integrity
RCED-84-112: Published: Sep 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1984.
GAO reviewed states' wage-matching activities in the Food Stamp Program to determine whether the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) and states' wage-matching efforts have effectively addressed the benefit overissuance problem. GAO also analyzed the effectiveness of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program matching operations on a smaller scale.GAO found that underreporting of benefic...
Operation of USDA's Special Dairy Distribution Program in Nashville, TN
RCED-83-239: Published: Sep 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO described the results of its review of the operation of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) special dairy distribution program in Nashville, Tennessee.Subsequent to a newspaper report that large quantities of Government-owned dairy products were being stored in local warehouses, the Mayor of Nashville requested surplus butter and cheese for a monthly...
Processing Applications for Food Stamps: How Long Does It Take?
RED-76-74: Published: Feb 27, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
General Accounting Office Reviews of the Food Stamp Program
117948: Mar 24, 1982
Quality control data for the 6 months ended March 1981 showed that 10.6 percent of food stamp program benefits were overissuances and 2.6 percent were underissuances. The majority of the overissuances and underissuances of food stamps stemmed from errors in determining correct income, assets, and household size. In most cases, the underlying cause was incorrect data provided by clients or their fa...
Millions Could Be Saved by Improving Integrity of the Food Stamp Program's Authorization-To-Participate System
CED-82-34: Published: Jan 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) use of the Authorization-to-Participate (ATP) system, the Food Stamp Program's principal benefit delivery method. The purpose of the review was to make a preliminary assessment of the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) efforts to ensure the integrity of the system, which will deliver about $8 billion of the estimated $10.6 billion in food stamp b...
GAO Reviews of the Food Stamp Program
114650: Mar 19, 1981
The President has proposed eliminating the duplication between food stamp and school lunch subsidies. GAO agrees that substantial savings might be possible by eliminating this duplication. Further overlaps and potential savings are available regarding the summer food service, child care feeding, free special milk, and breakfast programs. A 1978 GAO report recommended that the Department of Agricul...
Preliminary Information on Food Stamp Workfare Pilot Projects
CED-80-129: Published: Sep 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1980.
The Food Stamp Act of 1977 requires the Secretaries of Agriculture and Labor to jointly conduct workfare pilot projects. The food stamp workfare concept involves the performance of work in return for food stamp benefits. Under the Act, demonstration projects were to be conducted at 14 sites, 1 urban and 1 rural site in each of the 7 administrative regions of the Food and Nutrition Service. Congres...
Areas Needing Improvement in the Adult Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
CED-80-138: Published: Sep 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1980.
GAO made a limited assessment of the Adult Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). In April 1980, GAO testified before the subcommittee on overall program operations and on program activities. EFNEP has the potential for improving and maintaining people's health through better diets and for saving money through knowledgeable food purchases. Ignorance about nutrition is not limited t...
Reduced Cost and Increased Competition for Printing Food Stamp Coupons
112926: Jul 25, 1980
Ways to explore the possibility of reducing costs and increasing competition for printing food stamp coupons have been suggested. In order to minimize the risk of counterfeiting food coupons, a relatively sophisticated and high cost printing process has been employed that provides a high level of coupon security but offers limited opportuntiy for competition. Over the past 8 years, redemptions of...
Efforts To Control Fraud, Abuse, and Mismanagement in Domestic Food Assistance Programs: Progress Made--More Needed
CED-80-33: Published: May 6, 1980. Publicly Released: May 6, 1980.
The status of corrective actions taken on past GAO recommendations in 17 reports dealing with fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in several food assistance programs administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) are reviewed. Information on corrective actions was obtained through interviews with agency officials from USDA headquarters and some regional staffs, and by reference to other pertinen...