Category: SNAP

December 19, 2017

Study Examines Food Security, Nutrition Programs and Health

A new white paper from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) reviews the latest research on the harmful impacts of poverty, food insecurity, and poor nutrition on the health and well-being of children, adults, and older adults. Two other accompanying white papers describe the critical role of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and...

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June 13, 2017

Proposed Federal Budget Would Shift $700M in Hunger Cost to PA

A newly released report by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities described the impact President Trump’s proposed budget would have on hunger and state budgets. Below is an excerpt from the report, with state-level details by the Pa. Budget and Policy Center.  Click here for an analysis for its impact in Pennsylvania.  The Supplemental...

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October 4, 2016

Governor Releases Blueprint for a Hunger-Free PA

LAMPa applauds the Wolf Administration on the recent unveiling of its food security plan – Setting the Table: A Blueprint for a Hunger-free PA, and urges ELCA hunger leaders to bring their faith to the table to help make that goal a reality. After meeting with anti-hunger advocates, including LAMPa,  Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order in...

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October 7, 2013

Government Shutdown Leaves Hungry Even More Vulnerable

The federal government’s failure to act on a farm bill or a budget leaves hungry Americans with severely limited access to nutrition.  While the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP — formerly food stamps) and school meals will be funded through October, other critical nutrition programs for low-income families and seniors will not. Take action on...

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