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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.
Cupcake Smash Teams With Philabundance At The PiazzaThe fourth annual Cupcake Smash benefiting Philabundance took place at the Piazza in Northern Liberties on Saturday, and hundreds of cupcakes were eaten to benefit a worthy cause.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Limits Tuition Assistance To Children Of Clergy Abuse VictimsAt the end of this school year, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it will no longer accept new applicants to its tuition assistance program for children of clergy sex-abuse victims.
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.
2013 IN REVIEW: Millions Impacted By Cuts In Federal Food Stamp ProgramNovember marked the first time in the 80-year history of the food stamp program that benefits were cut across the board to all 47-million recipients at once. The New Year may hold even more cuts.
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.
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.

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