Critical Needs Alert, which replaces Day of Giving, set for May 23

Food stamps aren’t actually stamps anymore. SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits come on an electronic debit card. And while that’s much more convenient, there’s one problem—they can’t be used at farmers markets, usually the best source for fresh produce, because most farmers can’t scan them.

“Right now, 155,000 people in Allegheny County receive food stamps, which is really the first line of defense in keeping people from hunger,” says Ken Regal, of Just Harvest, a nonprofit fighting hunger in Western Pennsylvania….”

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Publish Date: 05-20-2017

News Outlet: NEXT Pittsburgh

Author: Michael Machosky

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