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2008-06-19 15:00:14

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.

2008-06-18 03:00:25

By Anonymous States are feeling the impact of hard economic times as more people turn to food stamps to put meals on the table.

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2008-05-22 08:10:00

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.

2006-09-05 15:09:14

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.

2006-02-09 14:31:53

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.

2005-12-14 17:02:22

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.

2005-11-30 12:09:16

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.

2005-11-18 11:26:36

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.

2005-11-15 18:07:38

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.

2005-11-08 17:54:48

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.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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