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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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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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