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Crucial Resource For Americans With Disabilities

A new op-ed by Dr. Craig Gundersen from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign highlights the importance of SNAP for people with disabilities. As Congress considers making drastic cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), it's more...

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SNAP Supports Seniors Health

This blog by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities recounts a recent  Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing that looked at proper nutrition and seniors’ health and highlighted the risk of malnutrition and poor health among older adults and their links to...

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SNAP Summer E-Newsletter

In our newest SNAP newsletter we highlight harmful cuts to SNAP being proposed in the FY 2018 Budget process and actions for advocates, along with how these cuts will hurt American's.  We share a new SNAP policy update that covers the SNAP time limit rule and links to...

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2017-2018 Reimbursement Rates For CACFP

USDA has released updated reimbursement rates for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), effective July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. The new rates include modest increases in per-meal and per-snack reimbursements for CACFP centers and afterschool programs, while...

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Four Ways SNAP Encourages Work

SNAP (formerly food stamps), the nation’s most critical anti-hunger program, also encourages work, a new report and video by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explain. SNAP’s benefit structure rewards earnings over unearned income (such as Social Security or...

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