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Governor Wolf Follows Through On Plan To Eliminate Asset Test To Qualify For Food StampsPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced that he’s decided to end the asset test necessary to qualify for food stamps as of this coming Monday.
South Jersey Anti-Hunger Groups Meet To Battle Proposed US Anti-Food-Stamps LegislationHunger advocacy groups are fighting back against a Republican proposal in Washington to cut $125 billion from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as "SNAP."
With New Fee, Some Phila. Food Stores May Stop Accepting Food AssistanceFor ten years, the federal government has footed the bill on the swipe-card machines that mom-and-pop grocers use to accept electronic food stamps. Not anymore.
Area Families, Food Banks Dealing With Cuts In Federal Hunger BenefitsThe federal "SNAP" program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is getting less money because a temporary increase in funding, part of the 2009 stimulus plan, is expiring.
Cuts In Federal Food Assistance Start Friday; More Cuts On The HorizonJay, his wife, and their baby receive $180 per month in "SNAP" benefits, but that is about to drop to $150 per month.
Not A Holiday For EveryoneWhile many of us are giving thanks for an abundance of food and opportunity, we must remember those less fortunate. Informed citizens must encourage legislators to deal with poverty issues.
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