More calls, more texts, and more children served
The profits of neighborhood corner stores are being impacted by a new food stamp regulation.
The Deomocrat would also work to reestablish General Assistance
CEP allows over 100 Philadelphia area schools to offer free meals
By William Shamlin III
Beginning this week, neighborhood convenience stores will have to pay a price to accept food stamps
By Cherri Gregg
Beginning this week, neighborhood convenience stores will have to pay a price to accept food stamps, thanks to new federal regulations that went into effect last month.
For ten years, the federal government has footed the bill on the swipe-card machines that mom-and-pop grocers use to accept electronic food stamps. But not anymore.
For those who struggle with hunger, SB 76 will make that struggle harder. Consider:
What is CEP?
The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is an OPTION available to “Local Education Agencies” (LEAs) serving children in low-income areas. CEP provides an alternative to collecting, approving and verifying individual household applications for free and reduced price meals. This school year (2014-15) is the first time schools in all states can opt to use CEP.
How Does CEP work?
A little-noticed change in federal law may hurt small neighborhood grocery stores and their customers who use SNAP
Stroehmann, Acme & Giant Pledge Bread Sales to Coalition Against Hunger
For the fifth consecutive year, Stroehmann Bakeries, ACME and Giant have pledged a portion of Stroehmann bread sales this fall to help thousands of families put food on the table in the Philadelphia region.