Tag Archives: SNAP

Explore Alleviating Food Insecurity in the U.S.—April 7, State College

Posted at http://news.psu.edu/story/349410/2015/03/20/april-7-talk-explore-alleviating-food-insecurity-us March 20, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — What we know and what we need to know about food insecurity in the United States will be the topic of the 2015 M.E. John Lecture, presented by Craig Gunderson, … Continue reading

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Urgent Action Needed Now: Oppose Budget Proposals to Cut SNAP

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): The House and Senate are expected to take up their respective FY2016 Budget Resolutions next week as the Budget Committees wrap up their bills today. Here are some things you can do … Continue reading

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Individuals/Organizations: Immediate Action to Support SNAP

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Next week, Congress is poised to begin consideration of its FY2016 Budget Resolution – and SNAP (formerly food stamps) is being targeted. SNAP has extraordinary strengths, yet some would make disastrous changes … Continue reading

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Making Work Pay Coalition Forms to Help Working Families

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/february/making-work-pay-coalition-forms-help-working-families Feb 03, 2015 12:17 pm | Jeff Garis More than two dozen advocacy and direct-service organizations from across the commonwealth, including the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, have united to champion measures to help working families care … Continue reading

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WIC and SNAP Celebrate Big Anniversaries

WIC 40 Years: “’As we commemorate 40 years of accomplishments, WIC’s impact can be seen not only through improved child health, but in healthcare cost savings and economic support for local merchants through WIC participant purchases,’ said Agriculture Under Secretary … Continue reading

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Safety Net Cut Poverty Nearly in Half Last Year, New Census Data Show

Posted at http://www.offthechartsblog.org/safety-net-cut-poverty-nearly-in-half-last-year-new-census-data-show/ October 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm Safety net programs cut the poverty rate nearly in half in 2013, our analysis of Census data released today finds, lifting 39 million people — including more than 8 million children — out of … Continue reading

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After 50 Years, SNAP Program Remains Vital, Important and Effective

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): (National Memo, August 27, 2014) “Today, the [SNAP] program’s mission is as necessary as it was 50 years ago: providing relevant, vital help to boost nutrition, economic security and health among seniors, … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: One in Seven U.S. Households Is Food Insecure

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2014/09/04/fact-week-one-seven-u-s-households-food-insecure/#.VAo By Lecia Imbery September 4, 2014 More than 17.5 million American households had trouble providing adequate food for everyone in their family at some point in 2013, according to new data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) … Continue reading

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Actions Needed to Support Food/Hunger Programs

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Summer Food Message and Action Needed: Urge Senators and Representatives to cosponsor the bipartisan Summer Meals Act of 2014 (S.2527, https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s2527; H.R. 5012, https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr5012). This legislation would expand access to the Summer … Continue reading

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The Need for SNAP is a Circumstance, Not a Value Judgment

(The Washington Post, July 8, 2014) Darlene Cunha found herself applying for SNAP, WIC and Medicaid after she was affected by the Recession and the housing market crash, which drastically reduced the value of the home she and her husband … Continue reading

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