Tag Archives: Food Stamps

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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Time to Tell the Truth About Food Stamps

By Deborah Weinstein, Coalition on Human Needs Does it make any difference that families receiving SNAP benefits (food stamps) will have less to spend on food this month? Starting November 1, a family of four will lose $36 per month; or … 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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SNAP/Food Stamp Benefits Go Beyond Battling Hunger

Posted at http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/10/food-stamps-statistics-SNAP-economic-benefits, October 25, 2013 Congressional cuts to the SNAP/Food Stamp Program (nearly $40 billion in the House, and $4 billion in the Senate) would take program benefits away from millions of Americans, at a time when more than … Continue reading

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Congress Won’t Save Money by Cutting SNAP/Food Stamps

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Idaho Mountain Express, May 31, 2013 The SNAP/Food Stamp cuts proposed in the House Agriculture Committee’s Farm Bill ignore “evidence that cutting food stamps doesn’t save money – it actually costs money … Continue reading

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Urge Stop to SNAP Cuts that Will Hurt Children Most

From the Every Child Matters Education Fund (http://www.everychildmatters.org/): Last week, the United States Congress adjourned for Memorial Day. Both the Senate and House Agricultural Committees passed their versions of the “Farm Bill” which will set agricultural policy for the next … Continue reading

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The Farm Bill is on the Senate Floor NOW—Urge Our Senators to Protect the Vulnerable and Creation

From PC(USA) Office of Public Witness (http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/washington/about-us/): The full Senate is voting on the Farm Bill this week. This is it! Our once-in-five-years opportunity to improve this nation’s food and farm policy. Write to our Senators today at http://www.capwiz.com/pcusa/issues/alert/?alertid=62684076&type=CO, urging … Continue reading

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Act Now: Food and Farm Policy Moving on Capitol Hill

From the Washington Office, PC(USA) (http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/washington/about-us/): This week, both the Senate and the House of Representatives will be making crucial steps to advance food and farm policy. Your voice is needed now: tell your members of Congress to enact a … Continue reading

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FRAC Statement: New IOM Report Outlines Steps to Address SNAP Benefit Adequacy

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Washington, D.C. – January 17, 2013 – Research has long shown and lines at food pantries have long demonstrated that benefit levels for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are too low, … Continue reading

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