Victory! We now have a new five-year Farm Bill — without any cuts to food stamps or measures that would increase poverty.
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Expanding SNAP’s ‘work requirements’ will make it harder for millions of workers to consistently put food on the table. Call your House Rep. to say “Hands off SNAP!”
We are thrilled at the news that Governor Corbett has snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in a move that will keep food on the table for hundreds of thousands of struggling Pennsylvanians.
Here are the take-aways from the federal, state, and local policy issues we’re working on this month: the winners and losers in this month’s passing of the U.S. Farm Bill, what Gov. Corbett’s budget means for struggling Pennsylvanians, and Mayor Peduto and Pittsburgh United’s plan for a better Pittsburgh.
Who are the winners and losers in last week’s passing of a new Farm Bill? What the next five years will hold for hunger and agriculture in the U.S.
Food stamps are under attack. For 40 years, these federal benefits have been the first line of defense against hunger for 1.8 million at-risk Pennsylvanians and 47 million nationwide. Yet serious cuts to this program are underway.
I’m going to ask you to do something a little weird. Ready? Ok, close your eyes and try to picture someone on food stamps. What does he or she look like? Where does he or she live? What does he or she do all day? Think about this image for a minute until you have […]
Our voices were heard! Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted down a version of the Farm Bill that would have cut food stamps by $20 billion over the next ten years. The bill also would have included a whole set of new barriers to food stamp access, from work requirements on many recipients to blanket drug […]