ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — More households in Minnesota are qualifying for a federal program that provides assistance with food.
And, it comes at a time when inflation has caused grocery prices to rise.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A divided Missouri Senate narrowly passed legislation Thursday that could allow thousands of elderly, disabled and homeless residents to spend government food stamp benefits at restaurants — something currently allowed in only a handful of states.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation allowing federal funds to continue to flow to food assistance recipients during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic national public health emergency, his office said Thursday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says some Kentucky households impacted by devastating tornados early this month can be eligible for replacement of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman faces charges for fraudulently receiving food benefits, state officials said.
The 29-year-old woman from Foxworth, Mississippi, was arrested after investigators found she received an over-issuance of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits in the amount of $26,161 because she failed to report income and household composition accurately, the Mississippi Department of Human Services said in a news release Wednesday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — More than 323,000 people in Louisiana, mostly from Jefferson Parish, received emergency food stamps after Hurricane Ida struck southeastern parishes.
The Advocate reports the emergency aid was the second-largest distribution of food stamps in the history of the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts dished praise Wednesday on a federally funded job-training program that helps Nebraskans on food stamps pay for textbooks, transportation and other services to help them get higher-paying jobs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some Tennessee residents affected by last month's flooding can apply for emergency food benefits.
The Department of Human Services announced that the state will begin accepting applications for “disaster SNAP” benefits for people who live or work in Dickson, Hickman, Houston or Humphreys counties.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana families who receive food stamps will see their benefits increase by an average of $36 per person each month starting in October after President Joe Biden’s administration approved a permanent increase in the levels of food aid available to needy families.
Food stamp benefits to increase by more than 25% in October
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s administration has approved a significant and permanent increase in the levels of food aid available to needy families — the largest single increase in the program’s history.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration has approved a significant and permanent increase in the levels of food aid available to needy families — the largest single increase in the program's history.
HONOLULU (AP) — The state of Hawaii said people haven't been completing the paperwork they need to continue receiving food stamps, raising concerns that thousands may be unintentionally cut off from public assistance.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man was sentenced to more than six years for a series of fraud schemes that cost victims more than $1 million. As part of his guilty plea, he agreed to pay the money back.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans who are working full-time jobs still rely on federal health care and food assistance programs because of low wages, a bipartisan congressional watchdog says...
PHOENIX (AP) — Yvonne Knight, who has respiratory problems that make her especially vulnerable in the coronavirus pandemic, can't buy groceries online with her food stamps — even though each trip to the store is now a risky endeavor...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department said Wednesday that it would appeal a judge’s ruling that it would be “arbitrary and capricious” to move forward during a global health crisis with food stamp changes that could force hundreds of thousands from the program...
Residents signing up for food stamps in Minnesota are provided a brochure about domestic violence, but it doesn't matter if they even read the pamphlet...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with businesses and the U.S. government Monday in a ruling about the public's access to information, telling a South Dakota newspaper it can't get the data it was seeking...
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon and Walmart on Thursday kicked off a two-year government pilot program allowing low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their groceries online for the first time...
The House on Thursday passed two more bills to re-open shuttered federal agencies that would provide full-year funding for programs dealing with agriculture, transportation, and housing as the partial government shutdown closes in on entering its fourth week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, will be funded through February should the government shutdown continue.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year's farm bill didn't: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prospects have improved for Congress to pass a bipartisan farm bill before the end of the year after Democrats secured the House majority during the midterm elections, key lawmakers and other experts said...
LINCOLN — Nebraska has earned another $1.7 million in federal performance bonuses after regaining its top-tier ranking in processing food stamp applications.
Officials announced Thursday that the state will get nearly $1.35 million for fiscal year 2017 and $335,846 for the previous year.
The debate at the Minnesota Capitol over a proposed work requirement for some on Medicaid has drawn renewed focus on 2014 — the year that more than 47,000 Minnesotans lost food stamp benefits after work requirements were reintroduced for that program.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who've long sought ways to curb the safety net program.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who've long sought ways to curb the safety net program...
WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is promising increased cooperation with states in the operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to promote self-sufficiency, integrity in the program, and better customer service.
RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — Finding fresh food in this tiny riverside community that was hit hard by the steel industry's decline has always been a challenge...
UW-Madison students who signed up for a federal food assistance program can now use their benefits at a campus convenience store to buy items like cold sandwiches and packaged food.
Students who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, also known as food stamps, can now use their benefits to buy some types of food at the Flamingo Run store at the Gordon Dining and Event Center, said UW-Madison housing spokesman Brendon Dybdahl.
Lincoln — Residents in four Panhandle counties who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can apply to replace food lost during electrical outages this past week by contacting the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
As Congress debates renewing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), as a part of the 2018 Farm Bill, it’s a chance to showcase a lesser known use of the program — markets! SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, helps households living on limited incomes afford the food they need to be healthy by offering food and nutrition assistance, including fresh local produce from farmers markets.