Stories tagged: "SNAP"


A sign at a store in Muncie, Indiana, announces that the store accepts SNAP benefits. (Shutterstock Photo/Jonathan Weiss)
Here’s How an Increase in SNAP Benefits Can Help Pennsylvania’s Food Insecurity

The 15% increase in monthly SNAP benefits in the American Rescue Plan helps 1.8 million Pennsylvanians and amounts to about $25 more per person per month.

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SNAP Applications Are Spiking. Advocates Say Congress Needs to Expand the Program Now.

Pennsylvania counties are seeing a surge of food insecurity. In Philadelphia, it has increased from 16.3% in 2018 to 21.8% this year. Rural areas are affected, too: In Elk County, it's at 15.9% (up from 9.9% in 2018).

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The U.S. Is on the Verge of a Massive Hunger Crisis. Here’s One Mom’s Story.

More than 29 million Americans reported not having enough food to eat in late July, and millions more now count themselves on the verge of falling into hunger.

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USDA Is Denying Food Assistance to PA Families Who Need It Most, Lawsuit Says

“It was very hard to get by even before the pandemic hit, but it is even harder now."

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Online Grocery Shopping Is Only Available to Food Stamp Recipients in Six States

"Every time I go out, I put myself at risk — and other people."

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700,000 Americans Could Lose Food Stamps in April. We Spoke to One of Them.

Because of physical and mental health issues, Damon Smith depends on SNAP to survive. His benefits are now at risk because of a new Trump administration rule.