Rising Prices Hit Home For Food Stamp Recipients

May 27, 2008

The Washington Post reports, “Christina Hall’s weekly grocery shopping ritual begins Thursday night in the kitchen of her cramped mobile home in Fairfax County, with the low hum of the refrigerator and the steady drip of the faucet in the background.”

Source: Rising Prices Hit Home For Food Stamp Recipients

New breed of American emerges in need of food

May 19, 2008

USA Today reports, “Philomena Gist understands why it hurts so much to be on food stamps. After all, she’s got a master’s degree in psychology.”

Source: New breed of American emerges in need of food

Groups Launch “Half in Ten” Anti-Poverty Campaign

May 15, 2008

CivilRights.org reports, “On May 13, four of the nation’s most prominent social justice organizations announced a new multi-year campaign to cut poverty in America in half in 10 years. The campaign, Half in Ten, will be chaired by former presidential nominee Sen. John Edwards, D. N.C.”

Source: Groups Launch “Half in Ten” Anti-Poverty Campaign

State Programs Add Safety Net for the Poorest

May 13, 2008

The New York Times reports, “At least a dozen states are giving monthly payments to low-income workers, hoping to keep them off welfare rolls.”

Source: State Programs Add Safety Net for the Poorest

Soaring use of food stamps another sign of lean times

May 9, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Food prices are up, food-bank supplies are down, and more people in the area are receiving food stamps than at any time in years.”

Source: Soaring use of food stamps another sign of lean times

When Ends Don’t Meet

May 8, 2008

The City Paper reports, “Food prices are going up. Food stamp allowances aren’t.”

Source: When Ends Don’t Meet

Online directory helps needy locate region’s social services

May 7, 2008

The Daily News reports, “For Philadelphia-area residents in need of counseling, food assistance and other social services, help is now just a mouse-click away.”

Source: Online directory helps needy locate region’s social services

Razing Hell

May 7, 2008

The Philadelphia Weekly reports, “Sixteen years after the city leveled it, Stella Street remains a junkie wasteland.”

Source: Razing Hell

Food costs likely to boost obesity in poor

May 6, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Some of the fattest people in America are among the poorest. And with food prices rising, the problem is likely to get worse.”

Source: Food costs likely to boost obesity in poor

States’ welfare caseloads starting to rise

May 5, 2008

USA Today reports, “State welfare rolls, which declined for more than a decade after a 1996 overhaul of the nation’s cash-assistance program, are beginning to rise, due in part to the struggling economy.”

Source: States’ welfare caseloads starting to rise

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