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Thousands Could Lose Food Stamps as States Restore Pre-Recession Requirements

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It Could Become Illegal to Buy Steak with Food Stamps

A New York state senator doesn't want people buying "luxury" or non-nutritional foods with their food stamps.

New York City Pantries Ran Out Of Food After Food Stamps Were Cut~The organization surveyed 522 food pantries and 138 soup kitchens and found that in November 2013, nearly half had either run out of food altogether or the particular kinds of food they need to make adequate meals. About a quarter had to turn people away since they didn’t have enough food, and another quarter had to reduce the number of meals they provided.

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States Tighten Conditions for Receiving Food Stamps as the Economy Improves

Food pantries expect to be inundated as states apply a policy that could strip food stamp benefits from a million childless, able-bodied adults.

Food Stamp Abuse…It’s Now International. Kate Briquelet and Isabel Vincent, two reporters for the New York Post, investigated what some food stamp recipients do with the food they purchase on the taxpayer’s dime.  What they found was astounding.  They were packing the food in barrels and shipping it … Continue reading →

Food Bank CEO Suggests Welfare Cuts May Spark Riots - The CEO of the largest food bank in America has suggested that planned cuts in food stamp benefits set to take effect on Friday could spark riots. Margarette Purvis, the president and CEO of the Food Bank for New York City, told Salon.com that the expiration of stimulus funds, which will see the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program reduced by $5 billion dollars, will have an “immediate impact” and represent a recipe for civil…

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Anti-Hunger Advocates Put Pressure on Lawmakers Over Food Stamp Bill

Anti-Hunger Advocates Put Pressure on Lawmakers Over Food Stamp Bill - NYTimes.com