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Tracy Roof

In the wealthiest country in the world, people still go hungry. The food stamp program was created in the 1960s to ease abundant agricultural surpluses and help feed struggling families who fell through a limited social safety net. Join Virginia Humanities Research Fellow Tracy Roof, PhD, an associate professor of political science at the University of Richmond, as she explores the often contentious politics of the food stamps program, which has grown into the largest income support program for the needy in the United States.

This online discussion is free but registration is required.

Presented in partnership with the Library of Virginia.

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