Latest Food Stamp Program Stories

2011-10-05 19:17:58

Social and economic cost of hunger and food insecurity in US in 2010 was $167.5 billion The Great Recession and the currently tepid economic recovery swelled the ranks of American households confronting hunger and food insecurity by 30 percent. In 2010 48.8 million Americans lived in food insecure households, meaning they were hungry or faced food insecurity at some point during the year. That's 12 million more people than faced hunger in 2007, before the recession, and represents 16.1...

2011-07-08 13:32:00

SAINT PAUL, Minn., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Today, Hunger Solutions Minnesota releases a quarterly report that measures the state of hunger in Minnesota. The most sobering statistic amoung the many hunger measurements is the fact that Minnesota witnessed a historicial increase in Food Support/Food Stamp enrollment. According to the State of Minnesota Department of Human Services and the USDA, Minnesota currently has over 515,000 individuals enrolled in the Food Support...

2011-06-01 15:05:00

SAN DIEGO, June 1, 2011 Today, more customers may be eligible to save up to 35 percent on their San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) bills or qualify for no-cost energy-saving home improvements, due to new income guidelines that went into effect today for income qualified customers who in enroll in the money-saving, state-sponsored California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program and Energy Savings Assistance Program. (Logo:...

2011-06-01 10:56:00

Coalition Urges House of Representatives to Reject Cuts to Nutrition Programs CHICAGO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 31, The House Committee on Appropriations approved dramatic cuts to several federal nutrition programs that would eliminate nutrition assistance for hundreds of thousands of low-income seniors, women, infants, and children and cut support for charitable food assistance by over 20 percent. "The proposed cuts are staggering," said Vicki Escarra, President...

2011-06-01 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More low-income customers may now be eligible to receive a 20-percent rate discount and no-cost energy-saving home improvements from Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) due to new income guidelines that went into effect today for qualified customers who enroll in the state-sponsored California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) and Energy Savings Assistance Program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110110/MM27708LOGO) "We are...

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