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Resources for SNAP Food Stamp Challenge
Originally Posted: 01/06/2014 - 5:56pm | Type: Blog

Even if you’re not on public assistance and not planning to take part in the challenge, these are useful tools to help anyone on a budget plan for some good, nutritious meals. Aft ...

Planning for Poverty: The SNAP Challenge
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

Families receive $4 a day per family member to cover food costs, so the SNAP challenge is pretty simple (in theory, at least): Live on the same amount with your family for a week. ...

Lawmakers Highlight Tragedy of Food Assistance Cuts
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

In an op-ed for Politico, two Representatives highlight the recent cuts to food assistance programs, and the damaging effects they will have on the state of the nation.   In an ...

Cutting Assistance Programs Undermines the Church's Work
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 6:25pm | Type: Blog

If we ignore the needy in our midst by getting rid of one huge way to address that need, we are not following Jesus’ example. On Wednesday, the House Agriculture Committee failed ...

'I Expect Better of the Congress:' Rep. McGovern on SNAP Cuts
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

It is false to say that these cuts won’t affect benefits or that they are merely closing loopholes. They will result in less food for hungry, low-income Americans – period. Ed ...

Churches Can't Be the Primary Social Safety Net
Originally Posted: 07/11/2012 - 3:04pm | Type: Blog

Religion reporter Amy Sullivan has an interesting piece in The New Republic today on the politics surround the deep cuts to government food programs being proposed by the House Agriculture Committee. ...

Cuts to Hunger Programs Threaten Children and Families
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 5:05pm | Type: Blog

Anti-poverty advocates and members of Congress are speaking out against proposed cuts to anti-hunger programs being considered in the broader political tussle over the Farm Bill. ...

A New Low: Targeting American Children
Originally Posted: 06/15/2012 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

Even as we await the Supreme Court’s ruling on states’ rights to pass their own immigration laws, Senate Republicans are arguing for two sets of federal legislation even worse than the worst state bills. Thes ...

Congressman: Food Stamps 'Enslave' People
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 2:21pm | Type: Blog

Over at Think Progress, Scott Keys reports on Rep. Allen West's latest comments. Over at  Think Progress ,  Scott Keys  reports on Rep. Allen West's latest comme ...

Making Better Use of Food Stamps
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

On the Politico opinion pages, Jason Ackerman examines how food assistance programs could be better utilized. On the  Politico  opinion pages,  Jason Ackerman  examines ho ...

Plowshares into Swords
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 1:16pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday, the House Agriculture Committee cut $33 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps). Under a mandate from the budget resolution pa ...

Vatican Concludes Investigation of Clergy Abuse in Ireland
Originally Posted: 03/20/2012 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

VATICAN CITY — Following a yearlong investigation into decades of rampant abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, the Vatican today called for more rigorous screening of would-be priests and compulsory ...