Latest Food Stamp Program Stories

2011-04-25 12:35:00

Applications Now Available for Wireless Electronic Benefit Transfer Machines HARRISBURG, Pa., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania farmers markets and farm stands accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits can now apply to receive one of 145 available wireless electronic benefit transfer (EBT) machines offered through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture using a federal grant. "With more than 1.2 million Pennsylvanians at-risk for hunger,...

2011-04-05 05:00:00

57% of Immigrant Households with Children Receive Welfare WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Census Bureau data show that the share of immigrant-headed households (legal and illegal) with children (under age 18) using at least one welfare program continues to be very high.

2011-02-09 08:04:00

"Double Up Food Bucks" scales up Foundation's initial investment in pioneering idea BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The W.K.

2010-12-19 00:28:43

San Diego's Brian’s Farmers Markets recently introduced the Electronic Benefit Transfer option for low-income families at its Mission Valley, Point Loma and University Town Center locations.

2010-12-02 16:06:00

Legislation will expand programs and access to nutritious food for millions of children CHICAGO Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greater Chicago Food Depository applauded Congress' passage of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization today.

2010-11-16 09:30:00

More than 17 million households in the United States didn't have enough money to provide food to all of family members for at least some of 2009.

2010-11-15 10:33:00

1 In 6 Americans at Risk of Hunger CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2010-11-10 08:29:00

-- In election's wake, anti-hunger programs garner support from governors, hunger advocates, corporations, and celebrities, as actor Jeff Bridges kicks off National No Kid Hungry Campaign(TM) WASHINGTON, Nov.

2010-10-08 05:46:01

Governor David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg have proposed that New Yorkers in the food stamps program should not be allowed to spend them on sugar-sweetened drinks.

2010-09-16 11:28:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Annual data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that almost 43.6 million Americans now live in poverty, the highest number since record-keeping began in 1959. This is an increase of 3.7 million Americans in 2009.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.