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Food Stamps
Some of the 40 million Americans currently receiving food stamps from the nation's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program may soon be able to use them at participating fast food restaurants. Nutritionists say that's not such a good thing.
Decision, decisions. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) is trying to feed herself with nothing more than $4.50 a day, the amount of money most people on food stamps get each day. That's $22.50 a week, which is exactly...
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) along with eight other congressional Democrats are eating on a budget of about $4.50 a day to show solidarity with food stamp recipients who receive $32.59 a week.
Middle Tennessee residents took the Food Stamp Challenge in hopes of bringing awareness of the need to maintain funding for food stamps.
About one in seven Americans use food stamps, and U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier wants to experience what it is like to live on a food stamps budget. Starting Monday, Speier, D-San Mateo, will participate in a food stamps challenge in which she will eat on a food budget of $4.50 a day for five days.
Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions has set his sights on a federal government program that he says has quadrupled its cost during the last decade. This year the federal government is projected to spend $80 billion on food stamps. Sessions says the program’s cost has doubled in the last three years and is set to increase another 14 percent this year.
An expanded program that enabled food stamp recipients to shop at 11 farmers markets in Utah yielded more than $30,000 in...
EBT Food Stamps
Some of the 40 million Americans currently receiving food stamps from the nation's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program may soon be able to use them at participating fast food restaurants. Nutritionists say that's not such a good thing.
FED GRANT ALLOWS FARMERS MARKET PURCAHSES WITH FOOD STAMPS BY CAROLYN LUCAS-ZENK | WEST HAWAII TODAY The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded nearly $165,000 to two West Hawaii nonprofits to support direct marketing efforts and increase access to fresh produce in low-income areas. Getting fruits and vegetables from six area farmers markets into the hands of Supplemental Nutrition ...
One Albuquerque woman tried to sell "food stamps" on Craigslist, saying you could buy "twice the food for half the price."
There is a push across Indiana to allow fast food to be purchased with food stamps. But nutrition experts say it's a bad idea.
Early reports suggest that while more and more people are paying with EBT, their numbers are still extremely small.
Farmers markets on the rise in Missouri but the growing number of food stamp users is hurting their business.
Farmers markets in Sacramento have begun accepting EBT payments, formerly known as food stamps, for
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Virginia State Senator Edd Houck (D-17th) Monday introduced a new piece of legislation intended to help homeowners hurt by the Aug. 23 5.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Louisa County.
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SELEBI-PHIKWE: Selebi-Phikwe Councillors have expressed disappointment and anger at the failure of the Selebi-Phikwe Diversification Unit (SPEDU) to attend the Economic Diversification Drive (EDD) meeting that was held here on Monday.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents in March will be asked to tax themselves an extra $72,000 annually — a penny on the tax rate — for the next five years in order to help finance a new economic development director’s (EDD) position designed to bring new, good paying jobs to town.
Monday afternoon, Virginia Senator Edd Houck (D-17th) appeared in Charlottesville with former Virginia First Lady Anne Holton to promote children's health.
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Two years ago, San Diego County unveiled a phone number meant to make applying for food stamps more convenient. But hold times have gotten longer than ever, if you're lucky enough to be put on hold.
On hold times are affecting those needing food stamps and other services from San Diego county. Adrian Florido , reporter with Voice of San Diego.org.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides low-income, disabled and homeless people a debit-like card with a monthly allowance to buy groceries. 40 million Americans rely on this assistance, and soon they might be able to use those cards at drive-thrus across the country.
Families needing assistance with holiday food or toys should apply for help from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at The Salvation Army, 159 Lincoln Way West.
SACRAMENTO, Calif (Reuters) - Low-income Californians will no longer need to be fingerprinted when they apply for food stamp assistance, under legislation signed into law on Thursday by Governor Jerry Brown.
Families needing assistance with holiday food and/or toys are encouraged to apply for help from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday or from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 2 at The Salvation Army, 159 Lincoln Way West. Applications will be taken at those times.
Nearly 1,800 needy families are expected to line South Eighth Street as the Salvation Army prepares for another season of Christmas assistance.
Food Stamp Qualifications
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The Rev. Jesse Jackson received a standing ovation before addressing nearly 500 people Monday afternoon at Shawnee State University. Jackson spent part of Sunday afternoon meeting with Scioto Coun...
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159 comments found! 9 and 10 percent??? I believe that figure only accounts for those currently receiving unemployment benefits. I bet the actual figure is around 20% when one considers those who have expented their unemployment benefits.
EBT card
From my understanding, you are not supposed to be able to buy hot food on food stamps. At my place of employment, I am required to use a standard "cold" tag on all items I steam so that customers using an EBT (electronic benefit transfer) card can purchase what I have cooked.
A recent incident in which three Taunton residents tried to sell their EBT cards for cash in West Bridgewater is a prime example that illustrates the need for stricter regulations to prevent abuse and fraud, said state Rep. Shaunna O’Connell.
WAIMEA -- The Kohala Center has received a one-year grant from the USDA to expand EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card access to six farmers markets on the Big Island. The grant will provide participants in federal nutrition assistance programs with greater access to nutritious food, according to a Kohala Center news release. The funding will allow the center to expand EBT access to these six ...
One Albuquerque woman tried to sell "food stamps" on Craigslist, saying you could buy "twice the food for half the price."
Lena Lunsford has been arrested, however these charges are not related to the case of missing Aliayah Lunsford. According to the criminal complaint, Lena Lunsford did knowingly transfer a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card issued in her name and Personal Identification Number (PIN) issued to her to a person known to the United States Attorney ...
Early reports suggest that while more and more people are paying with EBT, their numbers are still extremely small.
The hand-lettered sign in a Sevier County convenience store caused me pause, not unlike my conundrum a couple of weeks ago when I saw a customer use his EBT card — aka Benefit Security Card, an electronic version of food stamps – to buy a bag of ice.
Food Stamps Eligibility
U.S. Rep. Gary Peters is pushing legislation to get rid of rules counting the value of a person's or family's car as an asset in determining eligibility for food stamps.
How rich is too rich for food stamps? The answer depends on where you live.
Faced with an increasing number of people receiving food stamps, some states, like Kansas, have toughened eligibility requirements for their federally funded food assistance programs. But New Jersey has done the opposite.
U.S. Rep. Gary Peters is pushing legislation to get rid of rules counting the value of a person or family's car as an asset in determining eligibility for food stamps.
Gov. Bill Haslam was asked today to comment on the fact that nearly 1,000 state employees are on food stamps , and he didn't seem… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Two years ago, San Diego County unveiled a phone number meant to make applying for food stamps more convenient. But hold times have gotten longer than ever, if you're lucky enough to be put on hold.
NASHVILLE — Pay for one out of every 39 Tennessee state workers is so low they are using the federal food stamp program to make ends meet, figures show.
Food Stamp Application
San Diego County hopes to improve its much-criticized food stamp application process using a $900,000 federal technology grant awarded last month.
City officials are seeking to eliminate fingerprinting from the food stamp application process, after years of effort.
City officials are seeking to eliminate fingerprinting from the food stamp application process, after years of trying.
A Jackson man has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to lying on an application for food stamps.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Jackson man has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to lying on an application for food stamps. U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan sentenced 49-year-old Louis S. Brooks on Monday. Brooks was ordered to pay $2,908 in restitution.
KINGSTON — Two women  accused of misusing food stamp benefits as part of a million-dollar scam that was run out of a Sunoco gas station and convenience store on Broadway were sentenced to probation Thursday in Ulster County Court, according to the county District Attorney’s Office.
By Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council General Welfare Chair Annabel Palma and New York City Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg It's not...
Food Stamps
Some of the 40 million Americans currently receiving food stamps from the nation's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program may soon be able to use them at participating fast food restaurants. Nutritionists say that's not such a good thing.
Decision, decisions. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) is trying to feed herself with nothing more than $4.50 a day, the amount of money most people on food stamps get each day. That's $22.50 a week, which is exactly...
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) along with eight other congressional Democrats are eating on a budget of about $4.50 a day to show solidarity with food stamp recipients who receive $32.59 a week.
Middle Tennessee residents took the Food Stamp Challenge in hopes of bringing awareness of the need to maintain funding for food stamps.
About one in seven Americans use food stamps, and U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier wants to experience what it is like to live on a food stamps budget. Starting Monday, Speier, D-San Mateo, will participate in a food stamps challenge in which she will eat on a food budget of $4.50 a day for five days.
Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions has set his sights on a federal government program that he says has quadrupled its cost during the last decade. This year the federal government is projected to spend $80 billion on food stamps. Sessions says the program’s cost has doubled in the last three years and is set to increase another 14 percent this year.
An expanded program that enabled food stamp recipients to shop at 11 farmers markets in Utah yielded more than $30,000 in...
Yum! Brands, whose restaurants include Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Long John Silvers are pushing to accept food stamps as a form of payment.
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