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Latest Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Stories

2014-03-12 16:28:09

CHICAGO, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food banks across the nation, and the millions of low-income people who turn to them for help, are still reeling from the effects of an unusually cold and snowy winter season, according to Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization. The harsh winter, combined with the November 2013 cut of $5 billion in fiscal year 2014 to the food stamp program (now officially named the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program,...

2014-02-04 23:25:03

Author NiaNia and Chef Jerry Greenwood joined forces to create affordable and nutritious meal recipes for only $4.25 per day! Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 With many Americans still rebuilding their financial standing as they recover from the recession—food budgets for many families have significantly been reduced. In fact, many American families are not only struggling financially, but are relying on programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to...

2014-02-04 16:30:18

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement attributable to Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America: "Today the Senate passed the new farm bill, which cleared the House last week. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law soon. "Feeding America strongly opposes the $8.6 billion cut to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) included in the legislation. The bill will result in about 850,000 low-income households losing an average of $90 in monthly...

2014-02-04 16:30:11

Congress Cuts Food Assistance Even as Hunger Plagues More Than 1 in 9 Children WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Defense Fund strongly opposes the cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and points to its newly released The State of America's Children(®) 2014 showing more than 1 in 9 children lack access to adequate food - 23 percent higher than before the recession. With millions of poor children and families still struggling, federal...

2014-01-29 12:28:07

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health on the Conference Report on H.R. 2642 - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, also known as the Farm Bill, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today. (Logo:...

2014-01-28 12:30:36

CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement attributable to Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America: "Feeding America strongly opposes the $8.6 billion cut to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) included in the final version of the farm bill, which Congress is expected to vote on tomorrow. The bill would cause an estimated 850,000 low-income households to lose an average $90 in monthly benefits; and which follows an approximately $11 billion cut to SNAP...

2014-01-07 23:30:32

Following The Oregonian article, published on December 13th and titled “More Elderly, Disabled Oregonians Rely on Food Stamps Despite Recovering Economy,” HTG impressed upon readers the importance of engaging in preventative care among those with hemorrhoids. Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Hemorrhoid Treatment Group, or HTG, impressed upon readers the vast importance of engaging in preventative care to avoid future outbreaks of hemorrhoids. This urging came on the heels of The...

2014-01-07 16:25:58

CHICAGO, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America applauds the announcement by the USDA today that they intend to purchase $126.4 million worth of fruits and vegetables, including tart cherries, processed apples, cranberries, fresh tomatoes, wild blueberries, and raisins. Feeding America particularly welcomes this purchase as it is committed to providing an array of highly nutritious produce to the clients they serve, including more than 14 million children each...

2013-12-30 12:21:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighteen Pennsylvania residents recently pleaded guilty to welfare fraud and/or were sentenced for their crimes, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced today. "The Office of Inspector General does not tolerate individuals who deliberately cheat the welfare system," said Inspector General Michael A. Sprow, "Our office works diligently with all district attorneys statewide to eliminate welfare fraud through vigorous...

2013-12-23 12:24:28

End-of-the-Year Donations Will Help Millions at Risk of Hunger CHICAGO, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America today announced that despite recent improvements to the economy, millions of low-income families are still struggling to feed their families as winter sets in and the holidays near. "Feeding America distributed 3.2 billion meals to 37 million people last year, more food and grocery products than ever before, but significant additional food resources are needed. We...