Jimmy Chen, a Significance Labs Fellow, is building a mobile website to help people apply for food stamps, or more officially the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). 21% of the population of New York City, a total of 1.76 million people, receive SNAP benefits. 40,000 people apply in the city every month. Chen wants to make that process easier. It’s already possible to apply for …

Starting Saturday, Boulder County residents participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — formerly known as food stamps — can buy twice as many fruits and vegetables when they use their benefits at the Boulder County Farmers' Markets in Longmont and Boulder.

This is a sample of what local Albuquerque residents are experiencing as they reach retirement age. Listen to 63 year old “Robert”, after working 15 years wi…

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Would I Be Eligible for Food Stamps?

Is it worth applying for food stamps? Would you be eligible? Do you make too much money? How much money can you have and still qualify to get food assistance…

A few years ago Topeka resident Crystal Gunby had to scale back her work as a certified nurse aide to take care of two sisters who were seriously ill. Gunby, a mother of three, turned to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for food stamps.

Would I Be Eligible for Food Stamps?

Is it worth applying for food stamps? Would you be eligible? Do you make too much money? How much money can you have and still qualify to get food assistance…

Americans going hungry in a land of plenty is nothing new, but the whole idea of sheriff's deputies on food stamps doesn't sit right, according to one department.

As of May there were 1.8 million people on food stamps in the state of Pennsylvania, according to Janet Ney, coordinator of advocacy and outreach for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania.

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