Tag Archives: SNAP

Pennsylvania to Increase LIHEAP Payments to Keep SNAP Participants from Losing Benefits

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): (WITF, March 6, 2014) According to Kait Gillis of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, the state will increase Low-Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) payments to SNAP participants whose benefits are coordinated … Continue reading

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Watch New #WhoGoesHungry Video Highlighting Hunger Faced by U.S. Veterans and Take Action for Hunger

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Washington, DC – The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) debuts a new #WhoGoesHungry campaign video that calls attention to the pressing issue of hunger faced by nearly a million military veterans … 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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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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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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Cut to Federal Nutrition Assistance Impacts Families and Children in Every PA County

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2013/november/cut-federal-nutrition-assistance-impacts-families-and-children-every-pa-county Nov 05, 2013 10:12 am | Chris Lilienthal A major funding cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) took effect November 1, impacting 1.8 million Pennsylvanians. SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is our nation’s first … 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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DWP Secretary “Re-thinking” Food Stamp Asset Test

From the Coalition for Low Income Pennsylvanians (http://www.papovertycoalition.org): A welcome development among advocates for struggling low income individuals and families when DPW Secretary states publically her willingness to rethink the Corbett Administration’s revival of the Food Stamp asset test. Posted at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20131023_Pa__welfare_secretary_to_reconsider_asset_test_for_food_stamps.html. … 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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