FOOD STAMP PROGRAM TO SURVIVE WELFARE BILL

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Supermarket industry officials expressed relief last week that the $25 billion per year food stamp program will survive an overhaul of the nation's welfare program.Congress approved a welfare reform bill last week that outlined food stamp program changes, and President Clinton has said he will sign it into law. An estimated $27 billion -- almost half the $61.4 billion in savings

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Supermarket industry officials expressed relief last week that the $25 billion per year food stamp program will survive an overhaul of the nation's welfare program.

Congress approved a welfare reform bill last week that outlined food stamp program changes, and President Clinton has said he will sign it into law. An estimated $27 billion -- almost half the $61.4 billion in savings from the massive reordering of the national welfare system -- will come from food stam

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