Pa.’s Fetterman, U.S. Senate Dems seek answers from USDA on SNAP program changes

BY: - June 26, 2023

'We remain concerned about the changes to eligibility and increases to work requirements overall,' the lawmakers wrote.


A debt ceiling deal can’t come on the backs of Pennsylvanians in need | Opinion

BY: - May 18, 2023

We should be supporting families — not imposing work requirements that don’t work.

With a pandemic-era ‘lifeline’ ending this month, Pa. food banks brace for increased need

BY: and - February 10, 2023

The program, which took effect in April 2020, increased monthly benefits to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible Pa. families to see relief after COVID-19 disrupted school meal programs

BY: - May 11, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the P-EBT plan for the 2021-22 school year, the state Department of Human Services announced Wednesday. 

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 […]

A ‘real rush’ of Trump rule changes are expected ahead of the 2020 election. What they mean to you | Analysis

BY: - December 29, 2019

Everything from food stamps to climate change will be on the table as the White House braces for a contentious 2020 campaign season.


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.

‘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.


Why restricting SNAP benefits will hit home for so many communities | Opinion

BY: - July 29, 2019

With Congress rebuffing efforts to cut benefits, the White House is trying to change the rules.

How Pa. nonprofits are leveraging federal funds to get food stamp recipients into jobs

BY: - July 24, 2019

For every dollar one of these nonprofits spends training someone who receives food stamps, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, they're eligible for a 50-cent reimbursement from the federal government.