Tag Archives: SNAP

SNAP/Food Stamp Program Imperative To Alleviating U.S. Hunger

Great information from our friends at FRAC, the Food Research and Action Center: USDA researchers, using Current Population Survey data to examine SNAP’s effect on poverty from 2000 to 2009, found that the prevalence of poverty declined an average of … Continue reading

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Long Lines For Free School Meals, Thanks to The Economy

The number of students receiving free or reduced-price school lunches rose to 21 million last school year, up from 18 million in 2006-07. That number represents a 17 percent increase, according to an analysis by The New York Times of … Continue reading

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FRAC’S Grassroots Tool Kit – Take Action

(via FRAC) The Food Research and Action Center is providing several tools to enable individuals and organizations to share their views with the USDA on what children need in school nutrition. Links to their resource material are listed below. NOTE … Continue reading

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Florida Impact Rallies Support for “Healthy Schools for Healthy Lives” Act

Florida Impact, the state’s leading legislative public policy advocacy organization, has made passage of the Healthy Schools for Healthy Lives Act their highest legislative priority in this year’s legislative session. The Act transfers Florida’s school and summer nutrition programs from … Continue reading

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Over 44 million Americans Utilizing SNAP/Food Stamp Benefits

According to the latest Monthly Report issued by the Food Research and Action Center, over 44 million Americans utilized SNAP/Food Stamp benefits in December 2010. That’s up over a half a million compared to the previous month, November, 2010, and is over … Continue reading

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Valentine Love: President’s FY 2012 Budget Proposal Includes Restoration of SNAP Cuts

As reported by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), the proposed 2012 budget released by President Barack Obama on Febuary 14th, 2011, provides strong support for the federal nutrition programs and the anticipated growth in those programs – especially … Continue reading

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Food Stamps (SNAP) Benefits Now Helping 1 In 5 In Jacksonville, FL

The Florida Times-Union reports recently that Food Stamp use has more than doubled in Duval County over the past five years. That grim statistic is twice the national average and is the second highest in a study of 22 cities … Continue reading

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