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“More than 1 million in US face food stamps cutoff”

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This February 2, 2016 article on the World Socialist Web Site (wsws.org) talks about an impending cut to food stamps that will affect millions of low-income people in the United States unless Congress does something to stop it.

 

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“Local Produce for Local Food Banks”

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This July 16, 2015 segment on the WNEP-16 News Station talks about how the delay in passing a state budget is impacting a program for connecting farmers with food banks to not only make fresh produce more readily available, but to decrease waste of said produce by decreasing the amount of transporting involved in getting produce to food banks.

I do realize this isn’t exactly a mental health issue, but for the people who rely on help from food banks, having reliable access to food and not worrying as much about where their next meal is coming from can have an impact on their mental health and whether they are able to have the nutrients needed to keep going despite their financial struggles as they try to overcome their situations.

“Depression puts low-income population at even greater risk for obesity and poor nutrition”

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This March 10, 2015 Science Daily article talks about ongoing research that could be showing that treating the mental health issues of low-income people may help decrease obesity rates among this population.  The study paid close attention to low-income African-Americans in 2 separate Pittsburgh neighborhoods to see if there was any patterns to be uncovered.

Money Monday – “How to feed your family from a food bank”

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This November 13, 2013 CNN – Eatocracy article talks about ways that people relying on food banks or other Nutrition supplement

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programs can try to improve the nutritional value of the food they acquire by doing things like purchasing items that have been marked down and other practical tips.

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“Pa. makes heating aid change to save food stamps”

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This March 7, 2014 WHTM ABC27 article talks about changes being made to the Snap program.

 

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“Food stamp program may reduce food insecurity for children”

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This March 3, 2014 Reuters article talks about a recent study that may show that food stamps do help curb food insecurity in families with children.

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“Funding healthy society helps cure health care”

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This August 23, 2010, article on SFGATE.com talks about on medical professional’s learning experiences as they discovered that some of the problems that they were diagnosing were ones that could be corrected by the patient simply being able to find work, or having enough food to eat.  In essence the professional realized and even points out that sometimes spending money to help people with basic needs can help to decrease medical costs.

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