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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for July 2012

The latest information on SNAP/ Food Stamp advocacy in Massachusetts.

AP News Story:  US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s
By Hope Yen
Associated Press / July 23, 2012

WASHINGTON—"The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and frayin

This is a brief reminder that the Boston Food SNAP Coalition meeting is  TOMORROW - Tuesday, July 24th from 10 to Noon at St Francis House in Boston. Again, this will be the last Coalition meeting until the 4th Tuesday in September (Sept 25th).

Below is information from Bunker Hill Community College about their terrific collaboration with DTA and the Greater Boston Food Bank to conduct SNAP Outreach/Mobile Market efforts to low income community college students.  Note DTA conducts interviews each Wednesday.  We hope to have more information to share about this outreach effort, and the Food Bank of Western Mass/AARP Outreach efforts to seniors in Springfield at Tuesday's Coalition meeting !

July 24th Food SNAP Coalition Meeting:

The NEXT Food SNAP Coalition is Tuesday, July 24th.  This is the LAST Coalition meeting until September 25thAn agenda will go out shortly.

Voter Registration Litigation Update:

Below is an update from the Food Research Action Center on the current Farm Bill deliberations.  We share FRAC's deep disappointment and frustration with the House Ag Committee's proposed $16M cuts to SNAP.