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Farmers' Markets vs. Food Deserts: Which Are Winning in DC?

In 1992, Congress established the Women’s, Infants, and Children Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (WIC FMNP) to help low-income people use their benefit coupons—often referred to as “food stamps—to purchase fresh food from farmers’ markets. 534 more words

DC

VISTAs help health care providers prevent senior hunger with SNAP Rx

AARP Foundation and Hunger Solutions Minnesota are excited to launch the SNAP Rx resource website for health care providers. SNAPRx.org aggregates food resources, outlines simple screening and referral systems, highlights advocacy opportunities, and will host an education module available for Continuing Medical Education credits for health care providers. 60 more words

VISTA

SNAP

By: Nikki Nies

America’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides assistance to eligible, low income people and families to purchase food for better health.  Previously known as Food Stamps,SNAP is the largest assistance program fighting domestic hunger, it works collaboratively with state agencies, nutrition educators and local organizations to provide the best access to SNAP’s benefits. 191 more words

Nikki Nies

Quote of the Day

Bill Maher “In America we talk a lot about entitlements, and who are the takers and who are the makers, and here’s the bottom line from the current issue of Harper’s. 70 more words

Politics

Milk could soon cost $6 - $8 per gallon

To the ones in this country that are wealthy enough to not know how much a gallon of milk currently costs, this may not mean much. 212 more words

Food stamp benefits to be cut November 1st

Millions of families will face changes to their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP), commonly referred to as food stamps, benefits as the holiday season approaches. SNAP is scheduled to scale back benefits on Nov. 111 more words

On cutting SNAP: Stop this nonsense

Congress is in the midst of debating a new bill that would result in $40 billion being cut from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). 558 more words

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