Last week, as I read about the president’s 2018 budget proposal — which calls for cuts of $193 billion nationally over 10 years to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) — I couldn’t help but feel sadness over how hunger relief has become such a polarized topic, one marked […]

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Mitch is a Vietnam veteran who served his country with distinction in the United States Navy. After the failure of a small business that provided his income, however, his economic challenges resulted in a situation of homelessness. “I never envisioned myself as someone who would seek, let alone receive, public […]

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During the month of September five local chefs and one restaurant critic took part in a SNAP (food stamp) Challenge as part of Hunger Action Month for Second Harvest Food Bank. They were each asked to live off a food stamp budget of $6.67 for one day. We’d like to […]

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