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“I will do anything so my children don’t go hungry,”
Tom Mahon from the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger tells you what to expect at this weekend's “Walk Against Hunger” at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philly.
“By punishing workers for being unemployed – or simply underemployed – these proposals would hurt tens of thousands in Pennsylvania while doing nothing to help them find work faster,”
Hunger is preventable, said those who work to alleviate food insecurity in Bucks County.
The Trump administration’s recent budget-cutting proposal would not bode well for low-income families enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
“It boggles the mind how that would play out,” said Kathy Fisher, policy director at Philadelphia’s Coalition Against Hunger.
Among the proposed changes to the “food stamp” program, SNAP recipients would get shelf-stable milk, cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit and vegetables.
It's now a lot easier for older adults and those receiving disability benefits to apply for food assistance. Why aren't more of them doing it?
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