More UC Berkeley students using food stamps than ever before

December 05, 2017

According to ARE Professor Jeffrey Perloff in the November 29th, 2017 issue of the Daily Californian, the food stamps program is one of the largest national welfare programs. The program is a major part of people’s “safety nets,” Perloff said, because people in the program generally are not able to acquire more food than what they receive from their food stamps. “If (Republicans) pass the tax bill, which will really substantially hurt graduate students, they’re going to have to make much more use of food stamps and other programs … unless the government cuts those too,” Perloff said.