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Posts tagged with "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program"

SNAP use grows at farmers markets

SNAP use grows at farmers markets

Aug. 22 |   More Minnesotans are using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to purchase fresh fruit, vegetables and other eligible products at local farmers markets. SNAP use at farmers markets has more than tripled in recent years,...

Extend emergency unemployment insurance

Extend emergency unemployment insurance

Jan. 8 |             By Marian Wright Edelman Contributing Writer   In the last few days of the year, most Americans are wrapping up their holiday celebrations and pondering the promise of 2014. But millions of Americans...

Cutting food assistance is not just morally wrong — it’s bad economics

Cutting food assistance is not just morally wrong — it’s bad economics

Nov. 27 |   By William Spriggs Guest Commentator   The U.S. Gross Domestic Product (the value of all goods and services in the economy) figures show GDP per person is $53,211. That’s per person, not per family. Those figures also show we annually...

Cognitive dissonance

Cognitive dissonance

Nov. 6 | By William E. Spriggs Guest commentator   The U.S. Department of Treasury has announced that the deficit for 2013 was $680 billion (which is about $200 billion less than projected back in February). It has been falling since 2009 at the fastest...

Help available for Minnesota’s SNAP recipients as benefits change

Help available for Minnesota’s SNAP recipients as benefits change

Nov. 6 | Help is available for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who will see two changes in their benefits amounts during October and November 2013. On Oct. 1, benefits increased slightly for some SNAP recipients to reflect the...

Forklift driver/cook says hard work — not  welfare — saves families

Forklift driver/cook says hard work — not welfare — saves families

Oct. 17 | “Black people,” says Anthony Zeigler, “have always been in a recession. We just deal with it.” When life got tough, you simply hitched up your britches and kept stepping. “When it gets harder to find work, well, you just have to look harder,...

Over 25 percent of African  Americans struggle with hunger

Over 25 percent of African Americans struggle with hunger

Oct. 3 |   Data released in early September by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that 25.1 percent of African American households were food insecure in 2011. Food insecure households are those that struggle to put food on the table and...