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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: Eagles revitalize local community garden

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The Eagles spread the word about the Online Healthy Food Drive to benefit the Coalition

November 3, 2014
By Tyler Skroski

PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE: Food stamp regulations squeeze corner stores

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The profits of neighborhood corner stores are being impacted by a new food stamp regulation.

October 24, 2014
By Ayana Jones
 
The profits of neighborhood corner stores are being impacted by a new food stamp regulation.
 
For the last 10 years, the federal government has been paying for the swipe-card machines retailers used to accept: Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards. Due to a change in federal law, retailers must now pay to continue using the card readers.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Wolf says he'll end food-stamp asset test if elected governor

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The Deomocrat would also work to reestablish General Assistance

October 24, 2014
By Alfred Lubrano

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