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Poor People Need Money, Not Groceries | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact

It’s a little lost in the high-stakes drama of government shutdowns and the debt-ceiling crisis, but another battle is shaping up over the future of...

Mayor Cory Booker: My Organic Food Stamp Challenge

Irma Jennings | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Irma Jennings

I'm more careful with food now. I don't waste it or scrape it into the garbage. I also feel empowered knowing that I can feed myself well for $4.40 a day.

Food Stamp Cuts Move Ahead In States

Pew's Stateline | Jake Grovum | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

A Real War on Poverty

Nelson Davis | Posted 11.23.2013 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

Areal escape from the box labeled poverty requires several fundamentals and they all involve entrepreneurial thinking.

Follow That Chef SNAP Challenge: A Free Farmers' Market Tour, Cooking Demo and Panel Discussion

Monique Ruffin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Los Angeles
Monique Ruffin

Hundreds of thousands of families in the Los Angeles area are entitled to SNAP benefits but are not accessing them. If your family might be one of them, this event will answer your questions and lead you to the services available.

GOP Food Stamp Measure Meets Demise

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday began plowing through 73 amendments to a $500 billion bill that will set farm policy and fund the food stamp ...

Paul Smacked Down By Senate On Drastic Cut

Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has turned back an effort by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul to drastically cut food stamp spending and replace the food a...

Government Taking Action Against Fraud

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash &nda...

Food Stamp Cuts Advance

Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

By Emily Stephenson A U.S. congressional panel approved about $33 billion in cuts over 10 years from food assistance programs in a partisan vot...

GOP Eyes Food Stamp Cuts To Avoid Big Military Cutback

Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Republicans controlling the House are eying big cuts to food stamps as they piece together leg...

Family Dead In Food Stamp Shooting Had Long Struggled

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 12.10.2011 | Crime

LAREDO, Texas -- In one of the poorest counties in the U.S., neighbors still pitied Rachelle Grimmer and her children. Grimmer would walk down the hig...

Child Hunger Finding Its Place in the National Conversation?

Billy Shore | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Billy Shore

With more than one in five American children living in poverty, and almost half of the record level SNAP food stamp recipients being kids, childhood hunger is finally being discovered by mainstream media.

More People Are Using Food Stamps Than Ever Before

Posted 10.03.2011 | Home

The number of people using food stamps hit an all-time high in May 2011. According to the USDA, 45,753,078 Americans and 21,581,234 households use Sup...

Woe to You, Legislators!

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president's fiscal message this week was on point, and will have to be repeated over and over again in the months ahead against all the pressures to compromise.

Givers Versus Takers: What's Driving Resistance to Obamacare

Liz Peek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Peek

The United States is nearing, or has reached, a tipping point, where there are more people receiving assistance from the government than there are contributing to it.