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- Farm Bill Cuts Leave More Kids at Risk of Hunger [ No comments]
- July 18, 2012
Last week, the House Agriculture Committee passed a Farm Bill that cuts more than $16 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). These egregious cuts will cause up to 3 million Americans to lose access to their SNAP benefits entirely, and would kick nearly 300,000 children off of free school meal programs. Simply put, this bill will leave more kids in America at risk of hunger.
Tags: farm bill , federal program , house agriculture committee , snap
- The Medical Importance of SNAP [ No comments]
- July 12, 2012
Not only is SNAP a critical lifeline for millions of families struggling to make ends meet, over 46 million Americans rely on SNAP benefits to provide basic nutrition for their families -- nearly half of which are kids under the age of 18. Doctors Deborah A. Frank, MD and Megan Sandel, MD, MPH from Boston Medical Center weigh in on the importance of SNAP from a medical/public health standpoint:
Tags: food stamps , health , hunger in america , snap
- Standing Together to tell Congress that SNAP Works [ No comments]
- July 11, 2012
As a chef, I have a lifelong passion for food. My job is to feed people. So I was honored when Share Our Strength asked me to present a letter to Congress yesterday on behalf of nearly 400 fellow chefs and members of the culinary community, asking our elected representatives to protect kids at risk of hunger. The full text of the letter can be read here.
Tags: chefs , congress , culinary , food stamps , snap
- Culinary Community: Protect SNAP [ No comments]
- July 10, 2012
The battle over funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (food stamps) continues this week. Today, members of the culinary community have spoken out about protecting SNAP.
Tags: chefs , culinary , food stamps , protect snap , snap