Complex System Benefits Millions, but Additional Efforts Could Address Potential Inefficiency and Overlap among Smaller Programs

Brown, Kay E.
April 2010
GAO Reports;4/15/2010, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article presents the report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which examines the prevalence of food insecurity and spending on food assistance in the country. It explores the effectiveness of food assistance programs in meeting their goals and the implications of giving food assistance through multiple programs and agencies. GAO suggests that the Department of Agriculture should address potential inefficiencies of the programs and ensure access for those eligible.


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