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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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“After Months Of Homelessness, A Teen Leaves The Woods Behind”

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This May 24, 2014  NPR article talks about a family who lived in the woods of rural New York  until the community got together to help them get back on their feet.

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“Poor Patients Might Benefit From Trained Helpers After Hospital Discharge”

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This February 10, 2014 Health Day article on the Philly.com website talks about the positive impact tha a trained layperson can have on the improvement of the health of poor people after hospitalizations.

“Food Stamp Cuts, Cold Weather Put Extra Strain On Food Pantries”

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This January 28, 2014 NPR: The Salt article talks about the domino effect that occurs as temperatures drop causing heating bills to rise and for some a shortage of food because they have to shift money from their food budget to their heating budget leaving more people turning to food banks for help.

 

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Logo used during 1970s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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“Time to take a bite out of food stamps?”

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This August 2, 2013 article found on the Philly.com website talks about the history of the food stamp program, describing its initial purpose, some of the changes that it has gone through and brings you up to the present debates over the SNAP program

 

 

“Pennsylvania cuts services for most needy” (Editorial)

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This July 11, 2012 article found on the Standard Speaker website talks about the reality faced by about 70,000 Pennsylvanians this month.  Letters have been sent to recipients of General Assistance informing them they will no longer receive benefits after July 30, 2012

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