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National Call-In Day to Protect SNAP Food Assistance

Anti-hunger organizations across the country are mobilizing a national call-in day on Wednesday, December 4th to protect hunger-relief programs in the Farm Bill.

SNAP Program Cuts Will Affect Millions of Families in Need

The House of Representatives voted to cut nearly $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps).   If Congress fails to intervene, on Friday 1 in 7 Americans will see their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits fall by $432 over

Cash, Food or Vouchers? October 23 Webinar Explores Controversies Surrounding Different Types of Food Aid

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) invites the general public to a live webinar on the pros and cons of providing different forms of food aid: “Cash, Food or Vouchers?” The webinar will take place Wednesday, October 23 from 12:15 to 1:45 EDT and features panelists from IFPRI

World Food Day: A Solemn Reminder to Act

October 16 marks World Food Day 2013, and this year FAO has chosen to focus on “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.” The organization acknowledges that wiping out malnutrition worldwide is “a daunting challenge,” but maintains that a relatively small investment can go a very long way.

Battle in House Over Cuts to Food Assistance in Farm Bill

This week the House of Representatives is set to vote on the Farm Bill, which would cut SNAP by $20.5 billion over 10 years. According to Feeding America, that is the equivalent of 8 billion meals or the hunger relief organization's entire operations for two and a half years.

SNAP Food Assistance Program Faces Dramatic Cuts in Farm Bill

On Monday, June 10th, the Senate will vote on the Farm Bill.   The 2008 Farm Bill effectively expired in 2012 but was granted an extension until September 2013 to the tune of $650billion.