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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.

from Slate Magazine

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

from PBS NewsHour

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.

Shop 'n Save just launched their Love Handles Food Drive. Now through March 2, 2013, you can stop by any St. Louis area Shop 'n Save location and share a little love by purchasing a bag of food donations. Love Handles Food Drive #STL

from The Huffington Post

Despite Supersized Hunger Pangs, Supersized Waste Still A Problem

Food Waste in the US