food-stamps

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Report: Thousands in Pa. excluded from emergency SNAP benefits | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 31, 2020

35 percent of Pa. households, or more than 553,000 people, have been cut off from an emergency expansion in SNAP benefits.

Pa. rolls out new pandemic food assistance program

BY: - May 28, 2020

The program is one of two new efforts intended to assist residents who are struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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We have to ensure Pa.’s most vulnerable have access to food during COVID-19 | Opinion

BY: - April 17, 2020

Pennsylvania has to join a pilot program of the United States Department of Agriculture that would allow for online purchases using SNAP benefits.

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AI algorithms intended to root out welfare fraud often end up punishing the poor instead | Analysis

BY: - February 16, 2020

States are increasingly turning to machine learning and algorithms to detect fraud in social programs, despite little evidence of actual fraud.

Pa., 13 states sue to stop Trump food stamps cuts, report

BY: - January 17, 2020

Democratic state attorneys general in 14 states, including Pennsylvania are suing in federal court to block a new Trump administration rule to tighten work requirements for food stamps recipients, according to a published report. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C., accuses the administration of, among other things, “arbitrarily [reversing] a […]

U.S. House Dems decry Trump’s food stamp cuts: ‘Ebenezer Scrooge would be proud’

BY: - December 19, 2019

The administration estimates that about 688,000 people nationwide will lose access to nutrition benefits under the new regulation.

Trump rules could push nearly 290K Pennsylvanians off food stamps | Analysis

BY: - December 8, 2019

"These proposed changes to SNAP will only increase hunger and food insecurity across Pennsylvania," a senior Wolf administration official said this week.

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Food stamps literally keep families alive in Philly. Help us stop the Trump benefit cuts | Opinion

BY: - November 8, 2019

By Dawn Holden Woods For the fourth time in the past three years, millions of vulnerable children and families who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, are being put at risk to face extreme food insecurity. This time, consideration is being given to making a technical change to […]

Seniors, people with disabilities would be ‘disproportionately’ hurt by Trump’s food stamp change, Wolf admin says

BY: - September 23, 2019

A change in food stamp eligibility proposed by the Trump administration would “disproportionately” hurt seniors and people with disabilities in Pennsylvania, two top Wolf administration officials said Monday. More than 200,000 people would be affected by the change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, according to a letter from Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller and […]

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Trump’s food stamps cuts will aggravate inequality: Is this the America we want? | Opinion

BY: - September 17, 2019

The best way to cut reliance on food stamps is not to start dismantling the program but to require employers to pay a living wage.

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Report: These right-wing oligarchs are leading the fight to kill anti-poverty programs | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 11, 2019

Chances are, you're going to recognize some of these names. Rhymes with 'Koch.'

‘We’ve got to keep [food stamps] whole’: Wolf administration begins Hunger Action Month

BY: - September 4, 2019

More than 1.5 million Pennsylvanians experience hunger. Roughly two out of seven of those people are children.