People Eat at A Soup Kitchen Ca. 1983Streaming Video - 1983
After the recession of 1981-1982, the number of people receiving food stamps increased significantly. Homeless shelters and soup kitchens experienced an upsurge in usage, with young, able-bodied people making up a large number of the new clients. President Ronald Reagan appointed the Task Force on Food Assistance to study the problem of hunger in the United States. In January 1984 the task force recommended that states be allowed to drop out of the federal food stamp program and use federal block grant money to develop their own programs. Critics suggested that by endorsing the study, the president was essentially saying to the poor, "let them eat block grants".
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, 
Copyright Date: ©1983
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (2 min., 27 sec.)) : sound, color. video file, rda