Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

(Adele La Tourette, of the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition, speaks with other anti-hunger workers at a meeting in St. Andrew's Church, in Camden.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

South Jersey Anti-Hunger Groups Meet To Battle Proposed US Anti-Food-Stamps Legislation

Hunger 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.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

(Pollo Food Market, in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

With New Fee, Some Phila. Food Stores May Stop Accepting Food Assistance

For 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.

10/14/2014

(A truck from the Food Bank of South Jersey.  File photo)

Area Families, Food Banks Dealing With Cuts In Federal Hunger Benefits

The 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.

11/01/2013

(File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Cuts In Federal Food Assistance Start Friday; More Cuts On The Horizon

Jay, his wife, and their baby receive $180 per month in “SNAP” benefits, but that is about to drop to $150 per month.

10/28/2013

(credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Not A Holiday For Everyone

While 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.

11/23/2011