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Farm Bill Means Less Food for Struggling Households

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Statement attributable to FRAC President Jim Weill Contact: Jennifer Adach, 202.986.2200 x3018 Washington, D.C. — February 4, 2014 — The Farm Bill passed today by the Senate will cut SNAP benefits to … Continue reading

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Farm Bill Deadline Approaches—Take Action

From the PC(USA) Washington Office (http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/washington/): As the year draws to a close, Congress has many must-pass items left on its plate.  Perhaps most pressing are the budget and the Farm Bill.  The House is scheduled to adjourn for the … Continue reading

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Take Action to Support SNAP this Week—Call-In Day Today, December 4

From the Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center (http://www.pahunger.org/): As Farm Bill negotiations resume this week, take action to support SNAP with help from our national partners the Food Research and Action Center and Feeding America: Participate in a nationwide Call-In Day … Continue reading

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Sign the Open Letter to Pennsylvania House Members—Preserve Snap Funds and Protect Vulnerable Pennsylvanians

We are coming up to Thanksgiving—a day of gratitude for the bounty of season, and all the good gifts we have received. For some, however, the economy has not been so kind, and there will be not be tables bowing … Continue reading

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Tell Your Members of Congress to Support SNAP Benefits in the Final Farm Bill

From the National Low Income Housing Coalition (http://www.nlihc.org): The struggle to afford food gets more difficult this month for 47 million Americans. Expansions to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–SNAP, previously known as food stamps–expired November 1. The prospects for restoring these benefits … Continue reading

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Tell Congress That You Demand a Better Farm Bill!

From Food and Water Watch (http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/): Of all the things that Congress has failed at lately, the Farm Bill is one of the biggest. But it’s also the biggest deal for those of us who care about where our food … Continue reading

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Urge Senator Casey to Sign onto Farm Bill Letter Rejecting SNAP Cuts

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is circulating a letter to Farm Bill Conferees in support of full funding for SNAP in the Farm Bill. Call Senator Casey’s DC office at (202) 224-6324 or send … Continue reading

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Tell House Leadership We Need a Farm Bill

From the Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org): While news of the federal government shutdown is dominating the news, Congress has failed in another serious way. On October 1, laws governing our nation’s food and agriculture policies expired. Congress failed to … Continue reading

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One in Six Americans Living in Households that Struggle Against Hunger

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Washington, D.C. – September 4, 2013 – More than 48.9 million Americans lived in households struggling against hunger in 2012, according to new data released today by the Economic Research Service of … Continue reading

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SNAP/Food Stamp Cuts Will Hit Seniors, Working Poor, Children and Disabled in America

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): (Public News Service, August 6, 2013) Stopping in Chicago at the start of the congressional recess, Senator Dick Durban (D-IL) said the proposed SNAP/Food Stamp cuts – currently proposed at $40 billion … Continue reading

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