Latest Food Stamp Program Stories
The Food Stamp Outreach project at URI's Feinstein Center for a Hunger Free America has launched an "Eat Better Today" Web site to encourage needy Rhode Islanders to use the food-stamp program to eat healthier foods. The project began last week at the downtown farmers' market.
By Anonymous States are feeling the impact of hard economic times as more people turn to food stamps to put meals on the table.
Democrats are picking up the pieces after an embarrassing technical gaffe that delayed a triumphant rejection of President Bush's veto of a massive farm bill.
By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - One quarter of New York City's 1.9 million children live in poverty -- 50 percent higher than the United States average -- and many of these children are overweight, a food supply group said on Tuesday.
By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House defended reductions in programs from veterans healthcare to housing on Thursday as it sought to persuade a reluctant Congress to enact its proposals for 141 domestic spending cuts. President George W.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a nonbinding vote, the U.S. Senate opposed on Wednesday $700 million in food stamp cuts proposed by the House, a high-profile part of planned legislation to trim federal spending by about $42 billion.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Agriculture Department on Wednesday said it will give at least $1 million in grants to community and faith-based organizations to help poor families apply for federal food stamps.
By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to cut $700 million from the food stamp program as part of a broad bill to reduce federal spending by $50 billion, despite objections from antihunger groups.
By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republicans might scale back a proposed $844 million cut in federal food stamps for the poor if it would help pass a broad bill to cut $50 billion in federal spending, congressional sources and two anti-hunger groups said on Tuesday.
By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives may vote on Thursday on a controversial bill to cut $54 billion in government spending that minority groups and some economists are criticizing as harmful to the poor.
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