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Best Stories of 2014: Food Access

Dec. 29, 2014 11:30 am

Best Stories of 2014: Food Access

Food access stories look at the intersection of hunger and sustainable food systems, looking at everything from urban farms to soup kitchens.
Gov. Corbett Offers Additional Subsidies to Make Up for Federal Cuts to “Heat and Eat” Program

Mar. 12, 2014 10:44 am

Gov. Corbett Offers Additional Subsidies to Make Up for Federal Cuts to “Heat and Eat” Program

The Farm Bill, signed into law last month, cuts $8.6 billion from the SNAP program. Corbett and other state governors are working to reverse it, even if it means sustaining a program that is widely known to contain a loophole. The program, dubbed “Heat and Eat,” allows people who receive LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy […]
Nonprofits Fear Additional SNAP Cuts funding

Nov. 13, 2013 1:30 pm

Nonprofits Fear Additional SNAP Cuts

On the first of this month, the 47 million Americans enrolled in SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, had their food assistance benefits slashed. Now families, nonprofits and the region must come up with a way to fill the void left by the cuts.

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