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2010-08-20 11:31:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service has selected Abt Associates to lead a team evaluating a ground-breaking pilot program aimed at encouraging healthier eating among lower-income Americans. The Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP) will enroll households in Hampden County, Massachusetts that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program). As a complement to...

2010-08-06 15:31:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA, the 100-year-old social service network committed to reducing poverty and strengthening families, today released the following statement in response to the passage of the Child Nutrition Bill by the US Senate: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081008/CCUSALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081008/CCUSALOGO) While Catholic Charities USA strongly supports increased funding for improvements...

2010-07-07 11:22:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Philadelphia senior citizens living on limited incomes could receive help paying for nutritious food under a pilot project involving federal, state and local partners, Pennsylvania Secretary of Public Welfare Harriet Dichter announced today. "Many older adults are struggling to buy nutritious foods on a tight budget, but they may not be aware assistance is available," Secretary Dichter said. "This pilot project will help identify...

2010-06-29 08:29:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal income guidelines to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk will remain at current levels for July 2010 - June 2011, acting Education Secretary Thomas E. Gluck announced today. Schools and other institutions and facilities use the guidelines to determine eligibility for the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Special Milk Program for Children, the Child and Adult...

2010-05-27 16:20:40

MU researcher says national and community efforts should target specific nutritional needs Approximately 49 million people, including 17 million children, experience household food insecurity "“ the lack of resources required to sustain the nutritional needs of family members "“ according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. However, this number may be even higher when examining the specific food needs of children. In a recent University of Missouri study, researchers found...

2010-04-26 07:07:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- FBN ITPro Wireless a division of FBN ITPro World Business Network, today announced that it will provide FREE Government Assisted Wireless Service to individuals receiving government assistance such as - Food Stamps, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance or Section 8, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), National School Free Lunch Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Aid to...

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2009-11-28 09:15:00

According to a recent study, nearly half of all U.S. kids will receive government food stamps at some point during their childhood, reports the Associated Press.  The study's numbers have opened up a proverbial can of worms in the public debate regarding how this data should be interpreted and what it says about the direction of the country. The study, conducted by a team of sociologists from Cornell University and Washington University, appeared this month in the journal Archives of...

2009-11-25 10:53:00

Gift is the Largest Donation Ever Made in Support of Feeding America's SNAP Outreach Efforts CHICAGO, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization, today announced a $1 million donation from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support Feeding America's efforts to connect low-income Americans with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly named the Food Stamp Program. The funds will be used to help...

2009-11-24 14:15:00

United We Serve: Feed A Neighbor Initiative Mobilizes, Equips Americans to Help End Hunger WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the White House joined together to launch the United We Serve: Feed A Neighbor initiative today to help combat hunger this winter. The new initiative raises awareness of hunger issues and equips Americans with the resources to mobilize against the hunger crisis. On...

2009-11-20 11:28:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- New research released today by the Food Bank For New York City -- NYC Hunger Experience 2009: A Year in Recession -- reveals that the number of New York City residents experiencing difficulty affording food decreased from 3.9 million (48 percent) in 2008 to 3.3 million (40 percent) in 2009 - even though 11 percent of households in New York are experiencing food insecurity, and New York City's unemployment rate is up to 10.3 percent. This reflects, in part,...