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KYW Newsradio: Cuts In Federal Food Assistance Start Friday; More Cuts On The Horizon

Summary: 

Recipients of the SNAP will see their benefits reduced, starting Friday, because stimulus funding that bolstered monthly payments is ending.

October 29, 2013

By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Recipients of the federal food assistance program known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) will see their benefits reduced, starting Friday, because stimulus funding that bolstered monthly payments is ending.

And it could be a preview of more cuts to come.

“When you don’t make enough money even to pay the bills, it’s something you can rely on; it helps out as a crutch, “says Jay, an underemployed actuary who graduated college in 2010 — a tough year.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Pa. welfare secretary to reconsider asset test for food stamps

Summary: 

A Corbett administration official said she is "rethinking" the food-stamp asset test, a controversial measure that ties the federal benefits people receive to their bank accounts and car ownership.

October 24, 2013

By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer

A Corbett administration official said she is "rethinking" the food-stamp asset test, a controversial measure that ties the federal benefits people receive to their bank accounts and car ownership.

Department of Public Welfare Secretary Beverly Mackereth made the statement during a meeting with The Inquirer's editorial board Tuesday.

Her remark represents a potential sea change in how the administration views dealing with the poor, advocates say.

Food Day Event: "Food Access: Strengthening Communities & Improving Health Outcomes"

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 5:00pm
Summary: 

In conjunction with Food Day, Temple University's Office of Sustainability will host a panel discussion about improving access to education about healthy food.  Representatives from Philabundance, Coalition Against Hunger, SHARE Food Program, and the Food Trust will discuss the importance of improving health among Philadelphians by creating a network that makes healthy food options more available to all residents.

In conjunction with Food Day, Temple University's Office of Sustainability will host a panel discussion about improving access to education about healthy food. Representatives from Philabundance, Coalition Against Hunger, SHARE Food Program, and the Food Trust will discuss the importance of improving health among Philadelphians by creating a network that makes healthy food options more available to all residents.

The discussion will be moderated by Don Sapatkin, Deputy health & science editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Panelists:

Rep. Brian Sims Senior Fair

Event Date: 
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 10:00am
Summary: 

Coalition Against Hunger staff will provide free information on SNAP (food stamps), food pantries, and other programs that can help people afford more nutritious food for their households.

Join us to learn more and to gather information from other providers at this free community event.














Coalition Against Hunger staff will provide free information on SNAP (food stamps), food pantries, and other programs that can help people afford more nutritious food for their households.

Join us to learn more and to gather information from other providers at this free community event.














Rep Christine Tartaglione's Senior Fair

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 10:00am
Summary: 

Coalition Against Hunger staff will provide free information on SNAP (food stamps), food pantries, and other programs that can help people afford more nutritious food for their households.

Coalition Against Hunger staff will provide free information on SNAP (food stamps), food pantries, and other programs that can help people afford more nutritious food for their households.

Join us to learn more and to gather information from other providers at this free community event.

Urban Nutrition Initiative Harvest Festival

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 12:00pm

Featuring healthy living resource tables, cooking & preservation demos, farm tours, hay rides, food trucks, bike-powered smoothies, cider pressing, music and more. 

Coalition Against Hunger staff will provide free information on SNAP (food stamps), food pantries, and other programs that can help people afford more nutritious food for their households.

Join us to learn more and to gather information from other providers at this free community event.



GPASS 13th Annual Olney/Logan Community Health Fair

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 11:00am
Summary: 

Free flu shots, health screenings, resource tables and refreshments.

Free flu shots, health screenings, resource tables and refreshments.

Coalition Against Hunger staff will provide free information on SNAP (food stamps), food pantries, and other programs that can help people afford more nutritious food for their households.

Join us to learn more and to gather information from other providers at this free community event.

Growing Healthy Communities: Prescription for Better Health

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 10:00am
Summary: 

Featuring workshops, fresh food, cooking demos, health screenings, movement classes, kids activities, and keynote speaker Karen Washington of NYC Community Garden Coalition.

Featuring workshops, fresh food, cooking demos, health screenings, movement classes, kids activities, and keynote speaker Karen Washington of NYC Community Garden Coalition.

Coalition Against Hunger staff will provide free information on SNAP (food stamps), food pantries, and other programs that can help people afford more nutritious food for their households.

Join us to learn more and to gather information from other providers at this free community event.

INQUIRER EDITORIAL: Riding a wave of partisanship

Summary: 

The number of Americans receiving food stamps has increased dramatically in the wake of the recession and the federal stimulus act, but researchers have found that the added costs are in keeping with the expected effects of joblessness.

October 1, 2013

Jason Greenslate has become America's most prominent public figure who favors a do-rag and surfing slang since Caleb "Kai" McGillvary, the hitchhiking Internet hero turned New Jersey murder suspect. Greenslate's transgressions are less criminal than culinary: Fox News' cameras captured him buying supermarket sushi and lobster (albeit "on special," he noted) with his food-stamp card.

DAILY NEWS: Editorial: Surf's down

Summary: 

The expiration of a stimulus boost to SNAP benefits will mean that a family of three will have $29 a month less to spend on food. If that seems minor to you, you clearly aren't suffering.

September 27, 2013

PERHAPS one silver lining of the House of Representatives' massive cut to the federal food-stamp program last week is that the myth of the lazy, fancy-car-driving welfare queen is no longer operative. Instead, Republicans have created a new myth to illustrate their contempt for people receiving public benefits: garage-band-playing surfer dudes who get food stamps instead of looking for work.