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Struggles in the ‘burbs’: One family’s story about why safety nets are needed

Thirty dollars to budget for groceries is not a hardship for one trip, but imagine if that was your food budget for two weeks. What food would you purchase? How often would you go out to dinner? Now, put yourself in Rachel Jones’ shoes. She not only has to limit the grocery bill to $30 […]

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Farm Bill update – what’s next?

On July 12, the House Agricultural Committee passed its version of the Farm Bill—the Federal Agriculture and Risk Management Act (FARRM)—which cuts more than $16 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (formerly known as food stamps). The Farm Bill passed by the Senate—the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012—contains less […]

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Take Action: Say “NO” to SNAP Cuts in the 2012 House Farm Bill

We need you to say “NO” to SNAP cuts in the 2012 House Farm Bill today! Starting July 11, the House Agricultural Committee will make a decision on a Farm Bill Proposal that hurts struggling families by cutting more than $16 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (formerly known as food stamps). […]

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