GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – Sara Kemp loves helping people. As the financial and case service manager for People Responding in Social Ministry, or PRISM for short, she knows how hard helping can get. Their food shelf serves 200 families a week and that number is growing.
“Our food shelf is constantly struggling. We see so many families. We know we can’t keep up with demand.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Authorities suspect arson caused a fire Sunday at the Renville County Food Shelf in Olivia, Minn. The food shelf is closed until further notice.
Many people in the area rely on the food shelf, and the community is trying to figure out how to reopen it as soon as possible, according to Olivia Mayor Sue Hilgert.
As members of Congress consider SNAP’s future, they would do well to understand its role as this nation’s first line of defense against hunger.
This video, made in 2007 to mark the 30th anniversary of landmark legislation that largely created today’s SNAP program, features interviews with two of the bill’s architects: Republican Senator Robert Dole and Democratic Senator George McGover
The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday unveiled its approach for a long-term farm and food bill that would reduce spending by $3.5 billion a year, almost half of that coming from cuts in the federal food stamp program.
The legislative draft envisions reducing current food stamp spending projections by $1.6 billion a year, four times the amount of cuts incorporated in the five-year, half-tr
Liberal Democrats are fuming over $16 billion in cuts to food stamp programs included in the House farm bill set for a markup on Wednesday.
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This summer Arna Yetter will be retiring after 20 years with our organization.
‘HUNGER HITS HOME’
UNCOVERING THE DEVASTATING HIDDEN CRISIS OF
CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN AMERICA
In the wealthiest nation in the world, one in five children live in the shadow of hunger.
The House budget — which won’t become law because the Democratic-controlled Senate doesn’t plan to take it up — calls for deep cuts to agriculture and food stamp programs covered by the farm bill.
No Money, No Job
While data on the very poor is limited and subject to challenge, recent studies have found that as many as one in every four low-income single mothers is jobless and without cash aid — roughly four million women and children.