Even as the economy expands and adds jobs four years into the nation's recovery, the explosive growth of food stamps remains a lingering legacy of the recession. The House on Thursday sought to reduce the federal spending level, voting to cut $39 billion over the next decade.

Congress Passes Farm Bill, Cuts Food Stamps

Congress Passes Farm Bill, Cuts Food Stamps
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Food pantries in the region are distributing an increasing amount of food to working people struggling to make ends meet and single people.

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The number of military families who struggle to put food on the table has been growing in the years since the Great Recession, the nation’s largest network of soup kitchens and food pantries said Tuesday.

Roman Catholic bishops are criticizing the plan of Gov. Susana Martinez's administration to again impose work-related requirements on some low-income New Mexicans trying to qualify for food stamps.

A new survey finds one in five Alameda County residents relies on food bank assistance.

In the article about the growing need for food stamps, The News described a situation concerning a 28-year-old woman with three children who cannot make her monthly stipend last.

New Mexico’s Catholic bishops called “unconscionable” plans by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration to reimpose work-related requirements on low-income New Mexicans… more »

The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma reports that one in four children in Green County will go to bed hungry.

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Stimulus funds pay for 13.6% raise in food stamps (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)