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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a video on the impact of the reinstatement of SNAP Time Limits in many states in 2016.
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The Wisconsin HOPE Lab, along with the Healthy Minds Study, fielded a survey at 10 community colleges in New York, New Jersey, California, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Participants included more than 4,300 students who look broadly similar to the national community college population. One in five of those students said that, in the last 30 days, they had gone hungry because of a lack of money. Thirteen percent had experienced a form of homelessness in the last year, having been thrown out or evicted, lived in shelters or abandoned buildings, or gone without a place to sleep at all. Far more — just over half — were at risk of each of those conditions. A majority had financial aid and jobs, but it wasn’t enough.
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Today 46.5 million Americans get SNAP benefits — on average about $125 a month per person to buy food from authorized retailers. The Council of Economic Advisers recently published a report that finds SNAP is best at doing what it's intended to do: keep people from going hungry. But it also reduces poverty overall. According to the authors, in 2014 the program kept close to 5 million people out of poverty, 2 million of them kids.
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This SNAP Policy Update highlights information regarding the reinstatement of Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) time limit rules and waivers, and the letter that some SNAP recipients may receive to let them know about this policy change.
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A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, is highly effective at reducing food insecurity. The report highlights a growing body of research that finds children who receive food assistance see improvements in health and academic performance and that these benefits are mirrored by long-run improvements in health, educational attainment and economic self-sufficiency. The report also features new research that shows benefit levels are often inadequate to sustain families through the end of the month—resulting in high-cost consequences, such as a 27 percent increase in the rate of hospital admissions due to low blood sugar for low-income adults between the first and last week of the month, as well as diminished performance on standardized tests among school age children.
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On November 4th, Hunger Solutions hosted a webinar for Community Organizations on the return of SNAP time limits for certain individuals classified as Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD). This webinar covered the history and context of the time limit on SNAP benefits, who is and is not affected by the time limit, timeline for reinstatement of this rule, how individuals can meet exceptions and exemptions, and further resources to assist organizations that help SNAP clients. This webinar is now available for on-demand replay using the link below. The webinar requires you to complete a short registration screen before viewing. The corresponding slides are also attached.
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This summer, the Center for American Progress, the Coalition on Human Needs, the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), Witnesses to Hunger, Feeding America, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics joined together to launch a national grassroots campaign asking individuals and service providers to share their personal experiences about the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and child nutrition programs, such as school lunch, breakfast, summer meals, and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.
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The Food Research and Action Center has released the paper, "A Plan of Action to End Hunger in America." Many of the recommendations build on those in FRAC’s 2009 paper, “Ending Childhood Hunger by 2015: The Essential Strategies for Achieving the President’s Goal” and their collaboration with the National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO) in similar efforts in 2004 and 2009. But the paper responds as well to new research and changes in the economy and policy environments, and reflects their most recent assessment of what is truly needed to end the disgrace of hunger in this country.
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Hunger Solutions New York recently released the newest version of our SNAP e-news. This edition features information and resources on SNAP budgeting changes for October 1, SNAP replacement benefits, a SNAP webinar announcement and registration link and much more.
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This latest Policy Action Brief from Children's HealthWatch details new research on the impact the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit rollback in November 2013 had on food insecurity among families with young children. These findings confirm that the amount of the monthly SNAP benefit matters, and the SNAP rollback had a measurable, negative effect on household and child food insecurity.

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