Florida Bill Would Ban Food Stamp Users From Buying SodaA bill filed in the state on August 18 is looking to ban residents using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program from buying soda.
USDA To Roll Out SNAP Pilot Program For Purchasing Groceries OnlineThe program is aimed at making it easier for people who use food stamps to buy nutritious food, which can be hard to get in inner cities and rural areas.
Grocery Store Owner Gets Prison Term For Food Stamp SchemeFederal prosecutors say a New Jersey grocery store owner who stole more than $1.2 million through a food stamp scheme has been sentenced to two years in prison.
Film Highlights Philly Woman’s Efforts To Save Food Stamp BenefitsThe six minute film tells the story of Tianna Gaines-Turner.
Christie Reaches Compromise On Food Stamp Waiver RequirementNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie says he has reached a compromise over work requirements for food aid.
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.
2 Local Men Accused Of Defrauding Food Stamp ProgramTwo Philadelphia have been indicted for defrauding the national food stamp program of more than $1 million.
Gov. Corbett Welfare Shift Finds $300 Million For Food Stamp RecipientsCorbett’s move will maintain about $60 to $65 in average monthly food assistance for 400,000 low-income Pennsylvania families.
Local Organization To Help Residents 50 And Older Put Food On The TableA local organization has received a grant to help needy area residents put food on the table.
Advocates Draw The Contrast Between Hunger And Plenty Outside Whole FoodsAn anti-hunger group chose a novel way to call attention to cuts in food stamp benefits.
Senator Casey Pushes Legislation To Maintain Additional SNAP BenefitsThe federal stimulus package that increased funding for food stamps since the financial collapse in 2009, expired Friday. But Pennsylvania U-S Senator Bob Casey is pushing to extend the increased funding levels for another year.
Veteran Concerned About Future Meals After Food Stamp Budget Cuts Ileana Diaz spoke with a veteran about his concerns after the major food stamp budget cuts.