As generosity abounds during the holiday season, let us not forget to support the programs that are helping people every day of the year
Posts Tagged: food stamps
The Office of Virginia Department of Social Services announced that beginning in September, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will begin staggering its monthly benefits over the course of 2-5 days.
Food Stamp fraud rhetoric overlooks SNAP’s effectiveness and efficiency rate among safety net programs.
The Capital Area Food Bank strongly disagrees with the notion that “growth in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is being driven by politics as usual.”
SNAP program, which helps low income families and individuals purchase nutritious food, is used by people of all ages and backgrounds.
Contrary to popular belief, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is a temporary resource used by families to purchase nutritious food. People typically enroll in SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program, when they are facing extenuating circumstances such as reduced work hours, job loss or financial difficulty. SNAP is a transitional tool that helps… Read more »
I believe most people who offer a service through a non-profit organization hope that what they offer benefits the recipient in ways beyond the service itself. This could be helping someone obtain an ID, which is a current barrier in that person finding housing or a job. It could be opening a savings account… Read more »
I spend a lot of time at county social services offices and see families of every size, shape and kind. In addition to their need for assistance, one common bond that many families share is confusion about the rules of the programs they’re applying for, frustration with the overall process and the often very crowded conditions of… Read more »