by alisondavish on Apr.12, 2010, under Eye on the Triangle
Tune in to Eye on the Triangle today a 7 p.m. for your weekly news and sports roundup, inevitably controversial editorial topic, an in-depth segment on food stamps and a, off-the-runway discussion of Wednesday’s Art to Wear event with two designers.
You might now have heard of the Food and Nutrition Service, but you probably recognize the concept behind food stamps. Dating back to 1939, FNS has helped low- or no-income citizens obtain nutritious foods. This federal agency has the largest budget — and fewest staff members — within the Department of Agriculture. But who is actually eligible for food stamps? How are they appropriated, and what can you buy with them? This week’s VIP delves into the idea behind and use of food stamps. We talk to people close to the issue, including an NCSU graduate who survives on food stamps.
Art to Wear, a collaborative event started in 2002 by the colleges of Textiles and Design, grew too big for its student-made britches last April, when it moved from the Court of Carolinas to Reynolds Coliseum, which seats more than 1,000 people. We’ll get the inside scoop from two designers whose work will be featured on the runway Wednesday night. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.