food stamps

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  From the families who rely on food stamps to the charities who provide hot meals, millions are bracing for major cuts to the food stamp program. Friday, the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, or SNAP, will see cuts across the board. The changes will affect 1.8 million Ohioans who receive nearly $3 billion in food benefits. […]

  Tracy Kragh is one of more than a million Ohio residents whose food stamp benefits will be cut this Friday.  But  Kragh says he’s already just getting by. “I’m eating some pot pies, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, stuff like that,” he said. By most accounts, it may get a lot worse. “Friday’s going […]

  Beneficiary access to programs such as SNAP, TANF, and other programs has been restored to the 17 States where Xerox provides EBT service, including Ohio, said a Xerox official. The updated announcement was made Saturday night after thousands of food stamp card users were unable to use their cards to purchase groceries. Customers and […]

  Christa Hendricks is trying to feed a family of five on $428 a month in food stamps. “We buy bulk meat, break it down, canned food and at the beginning when we first get our stamps we’re able to get juice, milk, some fruits, some vegetables,” she said. “But when they’re gone, they’re gone.” […]

  There is a new program geared at helping people going through a tough time feed their pets for free. “I think it’s beneficial for those who need it,” says Howard Burrage of Cleveland. “Pet Food Stamps” is a non-profit organization that assist pet owners who are less economically fortunate. People who are currently receiving public […]

Newark Mayor Cory Booker says he went without food for long periods throughout his first day on the SNAP Challenge. The normally caffeinated mayor also complained he couldn’t afford coffee or Diet Pepsi. Booker started a weeklong Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) challenge Tuesday, testing his ability to survive off a $30 food budget for […]

Mayor Cory Booker said he will live on food stamps for a week starting Tuesday. Following a debate about the role of government on Twitter, Newark Mayor Cory Booker has accepted a challenge to live on food stamps for a week after Thanksgiving. Booker confirmed on his own Twitter accountthat he has accepted the “SNAP Challenge” to […]

Those who run the Cleveland Foodbank are keeping a nervous eye on “fiscal cliff” talks in Washington, expecting dramatic cuts that will mean more people in need of Foodbank meals. Cleveland Foodbank President Anne Goodman said, “It keeps me up nights, because people we serve will be deeply impacted by that.” Big cuts are expected in […]

WASHINGTON — Food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash – sometimes even…

Fast Food giant Yum! Brands which owns KFC, Taco Bell and more is lobbying Kentucky’s governor to allow food stamp users to buy fast food. Currently Kentucky’s Food Assistance Program provides money to those in need to buy food — but that does not include fast food. Yum! says the elderly, disabled, and homeless should be […]

Fast Food giant Yum! Brands which owns KFC, Taco Bell and more is lobbying Kentucky’s governor to allow food stamp users to buy fast food. Currently Kentucky’s Food Assistance Program provides money to those in need to buy food — but that does not include fast food. Yum! says the elderly, disabled, and homeless should be […]