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Governor Phil Murphy announces new funding to combat food insecurity in New Jersey
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David Madden
July 11, 2020 - 4:00 am
Some federal pandemic money sent to New Jersey is going to several food banks across the Garden State to help them address a spike in those in need of help. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
May 24, 2020 - 4:15 pm
As Pennsylvania faces an unprecedented number of unemployed workers, government assistance programs like SNAP and Medicaid have just slightly increased. But as the extra federal unemployment cash ends in about two months, the state is planning for a possible spike in numbers. Read more here.
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Richard Butler and his fiancee Amber laugh while they have breakfast in an apartment a friend is letting them live in on Chicago's Southside, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020..
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AP News
March 04, 2020 - 11:10 am
From Hawaii to Pennsylvania, states are scrambling to blunt the impact or new Trump administration rules taking effect April 1, with roughly 700,000 people at risk of losing food assistance benefits unless they meet certain work, training or school requirements. Social service agencies say they won...
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Kim Glovas
February 13, 2020 - 4:00 am
A new statewide system update is closing down all offices of the Department of Human Services beginning Friday and running through Monday. Read more here.
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Pa. DHS secretary Teresa Miller, center, hosted a roundtable Monday at the offices of Philabundance.
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Molly Daly
February 03, 2020 - 5:48 pm
The Wolf administration hosted a roundtable Monday at the offices of Philabundance, the Delaware Valley's biggest hunger relief organization, to discuss how cuts to the federal food stamp program will affect the 1.7 million Pennsylvanians who depend on it. Read more here.
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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies during a House Agriculture Committee hearing,
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Cherri Gregg
December 04, 2019 - 3:02 pm
The Trump administration announced a final rule that will tighten up qualifications for who can qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food stamp benefits, saving the government $5.5 billion over five years. Read more here.
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Cherri Gregg
December 03, 2019 - 7:17 pm
The Wolf administration is sounding the alarm on yet another proposed change to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by the Trump administration. The Department of Human Services says it's bad for Pennsylvania. Read more here.
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A grocery cart full of food.
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David Madden
November 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
Thanksgiving is not that far off. With that in mind, New Jersey is stepping up efforts to get people in need to sign up for a food assistance program. Read more here.
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Pat Loeb
September 30, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Today, Friday, is the last day for victims of Catholic clergy abuse to file a claim for compensation. Advocates are advising all victims to file a claim, even if they're not sure about accepting it.
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
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Mike Dougherty
September 28, 2019 - 11:52 am
People who advocate for low-income families are sounding the alarm over a proposed rule change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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