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PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE: City schools focus on healthy lunch

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CEP allows over 100 Philadelphia area schools to offer free meals

October 18, 2014

By William Shamlin III

CBS PHILLY: With new fee, some Phila. food stores may stop accepting food assistance

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Beginning this week, neighborhood convenience stores will have to pay a price to accept food stamps

October 14, 2014

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.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Will new federal regulations force bodega owners to shun food stamps?

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A little-noticed change in federal law may hurt small neighborhood grocery stores and their customers who use SNAP

October 13, 2014
By Alfred Lubrano
 
A little-noticed change in federal law may hurt small neighborhood grocery stores and their low-income customers who use food stamps.
 
In 2004, food stamps went digital, switching from paper coupons to electronic cards.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Number of poor in N.J. spikes; Philadelphia shows small drop

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Philadelphia's poverty rate remains the highest among the nation's ten largest cities, despite dipping slightly to 26.3 percent.

September 18, 2014

By Alfred Lubrano

THE MEADVILLE TRIBUNE: Some schools to offer free lunch to all kids

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Thanks to the Community Eligibility Provision, more students in Pennsylvania will receive free meals this school year

September 11, 2014

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: USDA: Despite slight improvement, hunger persists

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High rates of hunger persisted in the United States in 2013, with 49 million Americans unable to consistently eat nutritious food.

 

 

September 4, 2014

By Alfred Lubrano

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: Study Sheds Light on Broadening U.S. Hunger Problem

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A nationwide study released today by the nonprofit group Feeding America reveals that in the daily scramble for food, about 1 in 7 Americans now rely on local aid programs.

August 18, 2014

By Andrea Stone

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE: New Food Pantry Model "Green Lights" Better Nutrition, Health

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People in need who walk into a new kind of food pantry in Philadelphia are walking out with bags full of food they can be sure will be good for their families.

August 1, 2014

By Tom Joseph

NBC10: Kids don't need to go hungry over the summer

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Thousands of students are provided meals during the school year, but most don't know they can receive the same thing during summer break.

July 23, 2014

Thousands of students are provided meals during the school year, but most don't know they can receive the same thing during summer break. For more information, call the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger at 1-855-252-MEAL.

By NBC10.com - Katy Zachry

 

VOX: Less than 1 percent of food stamps go to ineligible people

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Attacks on food stamps for being full of waste and fraud are fairly commonplace, but it's completely factually incorrect.

July 8, 2014

By Dylan Matthews