Tag Archives: Food Stamps

Proposed SNAP Benefit Cuts Averted in 2012

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Cuts to SNAP in the range of $4 to $16 billion were contained in separate Farm Bills that cleared the Senate floor and the House Agriculture Committee in 2012 but were not … Continue reading

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Report: More Pennsylvanians Having Trouble Answering the Dinner Bell

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/30020-1 (12/21/12) PHILADELPHIA – A just released report on hunger shows the number of people seeking food assistance in Pennsylvania’s largest city is up 41 percent in the past year. The study from … Continue reading

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Call-In Continues to Stop SNAP Cuts

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Lame Duck Call In Days and Action Needed: Lame Duck Call In Days continue. A script is posted on FRAC’s website (http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5118/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=10627). Ask House Members to cosponsor the McGovern Sense of the … Continue reading

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New FRAC Report Finds Food Stamp “Thrifty Food Plan” Allotments Seriously Inadequate

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Congress Needs to Focus on Improving, Not Cutting SNAP Benefits Washington, D.C. – December 6, 2012 – A new Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) report, “Replacing the Thrifty Food Plan in … Continue reading

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New Polling Data from FRAC Reveal Overwhelming Support for Food Stamps, Opposition to Cutting the Program

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): New USDA Data Show One in Six Americans in Households Struggling Against Hunger Washington, D.C. – September 5, 2012 – New polling data (http://frac.org/pdf/polling_data_snap_sep2012.pdf) by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) … Continue reading

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During Time of Growing Food Insecurity, Congress Considers Cuts to Food Assistance Programs

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): (Science Blogs, The Pump Handle, July 13, 2012) While the need for food assistance is rising, notes this blog post, Congress is considering cuts to SNAP.  From April 2011 to April 2012, … Continue reading

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Update on SNAP—Action Still Needed

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): See Action below. In a significant development, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has floated a proposal for drought relief that might involve a one-year extension of farm bill law with no cuts … Continue reading

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Stop Devastating SNAP Cuts

From NETWORK (http://www.networklobby.org): Tell your representative that you disapprove of the cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) that would eliminate food assistance to millions of low-income families with children and seniors. The Federal Agriculture Reform … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Prevent Nutrition Assistance Cuts

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): Are you familiar with the cult sensation, The Hunger Games? Well now that the fanfare and hype have simmered down the REAL hunger games have begun in our own capital. This week the House is … Continue reading

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Sign Bread for the World Petition to Stop SNAP/Food Stamp Cuts in Federal Budget

From Bread for the World (http://www.bread.org): Dear Bread Friends in Pennsylvania, The dramatic cuts of $169 billion to SNAP proposed this year in the U.S. House of Representatives would have a devastating impact on all of our congregations’ efforts to … Continue reading

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