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Such an interesting tool - Think food stamps are something used only by people in far-away, poor communities? Think again. A handy interactive tool from Slate.com will show you just how many folks right in your own community rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps.

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How Many People in Your County Receive Food Stamps?

Try this really fascinating, interactive tool from Slate.com: "How Many People Around You Receive Food Stamps?" #SNAP #hunger #poverty #foodstamps

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Food stamp recipients document their lives in photos

“Poor people encounter signs like this every day. They wait in line to hand in paperwork for assistance. They wait in line at food banks, at...

"I remember the night my mom explained food stamps and “government cheese” to me." Jason Robison writes about his childhood experiences with food assistance. For @STLAreaFoodbank blog. @Jason Robison

This shows that people from all types of backgrounds are struggling in the US. - America’s PhDs on Food Stamps

Many Americans believe that churches and charities should be the ones feeding the nation's hungry people. But tens of millions of people need food assistance every year-and just a tiny percentage of this assistance (1 in every 24 bags of food) is provided by charity. Charity alone is simply not a realistic solution.

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“One of the most touching moments to me was when a fifth grade girl named Rosie commented that she wanted her kids to have a better life than she has. Rosie’s family struggles with food insecurity, and this child is acutely aware of the hardships that her family endures on a daily basis. Having to be so concerned with such significant family issue at the age of 11 is a reality that most people never have to experience.”

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Our family’s week on a food stamp budget

Interesting article: Our family’s week on a food stamp budget #SNAP #foodstamp #hunger #recession

In Arizona, 50% of the people receiving emergency assistance from our network have to choose between buying food or paying for utilities.

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The average Thanksgiving dinner costs as much as 35 food stamp meals

The average Thanksgiving dinner costs as much as 35 food stamp meals. #graphic #thanksgiving

Useful and enlightening information from The FEED Foundation.

Last year, letter carriers collected 70.2 million pounds of food at Stamp Out Hunger nationwide, raising the total amount of donations picked up over the history of the drive to more than 1.1 billion pounds.

Food Insecurity - 1 out of 6 people don't know where they're next meal is coming from

Food Stamped: an informative documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures they consult with members of U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America’s food system.