(December 2, 2013)
“As parents lost their jobs or had their hours reduced, SNAP was there to make sure their children didn’t go hungry,” said Julie Zaebst of the Coalition Against Hunger.
(November 26, 2013)
More than 21,000 children are living in poverty, a total that equates to 16.7 percent of all Delaware County children. Nearly half of them are living in deep poverty — $11,755 annually for a family of four.
(November 20, 2013)
Farm bill talks intensified Wednesday night even as a new report showed that food stamp expenditures are already beginning to fall as a share of the economy — a downward decline that’s expected to accelerate over the next five years.
(November 12, 2013)
The link between poverty and poor food choices has been well established. The Coalition Against Hunger reports 70 percent of households that use food pantries struggle with hypertension, diabetes or heart disease.
(November 11, 2013)
The expansion in food-stamp rolls occurs as benefits were reduced this month after targeted federal economic stimulus funding expired and Congress appears prepared to cut SNAP funding.