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How the Felony Drug Ban Keeps Thousands of Americans Hungry

Posted at http://talkpoverty.org/2016/03/21/felony-drug-ban-keeps-thousands-hungry/ March 21, 2016 | Jeremy Haile Bobby and Christie Clark share a late afternoon snack inside their Sedalia, Mo., home. Christie and her two kids receive food stamps, but Missouri denies Bobby access because of his drug felony. (Photo … Continue reading

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SNAP Provides More than Food Benefits

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): Each year, families and individuals on Medicaid go through a redetermination process to ensure they’re still eligible for this low- or no-cost health coverage. Millions of eligible people lose coverage at this time due to procedural barriers … Continue reading

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Jobless Rate Puts Some at Risk for Food Stamps in PA

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 2, 2015 Early in 2016, Pennsylvania will reinstate the three-month time limit for SNAP participation by unemployed or underemployed adults ages 18 to 50 who are not disabled or are not raising children. For many of these … Continue reading

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Community Voices: Nutrition Advocates Share Their Stories

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): By William Marker October 15, 2015 “The day I applied for food stamps, I also applied to attend the local community college. I spent the next 2.5 years working part time, going to school … Continue reading

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Congress’s Guide to Hunger and Your Nutrition Assistance Story

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/07/22/congresss-guide-to-hunger-and-your-nutrition-assistance-story/#.VbECSvlViko By Lecia Imbery July 22, 2015 Nearly 16 percent of Americans – 49 million of us – struggle with hunger. That’s one out of every seven households. Hunger impacts children (16 million, in fact) and adults in every … Continue reading

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Take Action on Federal Hunger Programs

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Child Nutrition Reauthorization Hearing: On June 24th, the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education held its latest in a series of hearings on federal child … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Protect Critical Human Needs Programs

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): On June 18th, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies prepared to mark up its FY 2016 Agriculture Appropriations Bill, but proposed funding levels … Continue reading

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Let’s Give Child Hunger a Summer Vacation (Action and Resource)

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Scroll to end for highlighted actions and resources. By Marian Wright Edelman Many children and families eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside … Continue reading

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New Food Hardship Report: What You Should Know. Tell Congress You Want to Solve Hunger

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): FRAC released today “How Hungry is America?” its latest look at Gallup survey data on food hardship. This report reviews 2014 data for the nation, every state, and 100 of the country’s … Continue reading

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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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