Tag Archives: SNAP/Food Stamps

Learn How to Use Personal Stories in Your Budget Advocacy

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/):   On June 2, from 3:30-4:15 p.m. EST, Half in Ten and the Coalition on Human Needs will host a call for grassroots advocates to release “Road to Shared Prosperity,” an interactive state-by-state map displaying … Continue reading

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Changing SNAP/Food Stamp Program to Block Grants Will Cut Benefits and Decrease Participant Nutrition Quality

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   The budget bill passed last month by House Republicans would cut the SNAP/Food Stamp Program and turn it into a block grant program. Food security experts see two scenarios to these … Continue reading

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Without Tax Increases, Federal Budget Burden Will Fall on Low-Income Families

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   In continuing talks between Republican leaders and the White House, there has been indication that a deal could involve a budget target and automatic spending cuts (“enforcement triggers”) if targets are … Continue reading

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SNAP/Food Stamps and Joblessness–New Resources

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   New DOL Website Resources: A Department of Labor (DOL) Web site (http://www.careeronestop.org/reemployment/) now offers a single portal on resources for job seekers, from jobs and career training, to public benefits, including … Continue reading

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization Implementation News

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   Fast Tracked CNR Policy Guidance: By policy memoranda, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has implemented more key Child Nutrition Program provisions of the recently enacted Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill, … Continue reading

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization: Eight Facts You Need to Know NOW

From the Food Research and Action Council (http://www.frac.org):   This morning (December 15), President Obama signed The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law, accompanied by a commitment to work with Congress to fix the SNAP cut included in that Act. … Continue reading

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Congress Passes Child Nutrition Reauthorization and TANF Block Grant Extension—Send a Note of Thanks

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org):   In late November the House approved for final passage the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307) by a vote of 264 to 157.   The legislation includes increased reimbursements for school lunch, new national nutrition … Continue reading

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Voters Strongly Support SNAP (Food Stamp) Funding

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   FRAC Releases New Polling Data Showing Overwhelming Support for Federal Efforts to End Hunger   Washington, D.C. – December 7, 2010 – In the wake of the recent election, 80 percent … Continue reading

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House Adjourns without Acting on Child Nutrition Reauthorization

From Food Research and Action Council (http://www.frac.org):   Congress adjourned without the House acting on child nutrition, meaning that it did not pass the Senate’s flawed bill that cut SNAP/Food Stamps. It’s anticipated that the House of Representatives will take … Continue reading

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Two More Actions Needed This Week…Child Nutrition and Special Education Funding

Sorry for the multiple messages—things should slow down a bit after this week!   Support Strong Child Nutrition Reauthorization with No SNAP/Food Stamp Cuts Please Act Now to Reform Special Education Funding for Children with Disabilities (scroll down for this … Continue reading

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