Post Tagged with: "food stamps"

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Featured Posts, Health, Housing, Immigration, Opinion, Women, Youth August 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security could have a chilling effect on the use of public benefits by immigrants and their U.S.-born family members.

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Ethnic Menus, Feeding the Needy Mark Thanksgiving

Featured Posts, Food, Traditions November 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm

An ethnic press roundup shows the many ways Thanksgiving is being observed across the NY area.

Rosario Arvelo receiving groceries at the Bronx Spanish Evangelical Church. (Photo by Cristina Loboguerrero via El Diario-La Prensa).

Many Can’t Afford Turkey for Thanksgiving

Economy, Food, Latino, Social Services November 25, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Unemployment, low wages and cuts to food stamp programs are making families struggle to make ends meet. Even charity organizations can’t provide proper Thanksgiving meals for those in need, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

Hunger Grows in a SNAP

Hunger Grows in a SNAP

New York, Social Services November 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Food banks face troubles ahead in the wake of cuts to federal food stamps programs.

(Photo by Clementine Gallot, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Brooklyn Pantries Feel Pinch of Looming SNAP Cuts

Brooklyn, Food, Government, Social Services, Women July 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm

With the advent of summer, Brooklyn food pantries see a surge in visitors, with almost two-thirds already reporting supply shortages, reports the Brooklyn Bureau. With cuts to the the food assistance program on the horizon, the Food Bank for New York City is bringing awareness to what the cuts would mean.

(Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Cuts to Food Benefits Could ‘SNAP’ New Yorkers

Food, Government, In the News, Latino, Social Services June 19, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Budget cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, would devastate the city’s poorest families, 19 percent of whom are Latino. Some of them speak to El Diario-La Prensa about their already draining situation

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Food Stamp Users Spending More on Farmers’ Markets

Food, Government, In the News, Latino May 23, 2013 at 10:08 am

The use of food stamps to purchase fresh produce from farmers’ markets has increased by 30 percent, particularly in predominantly Latino neighborhoods, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Volunteers pack up food packages at a popup Passover food pantry in Brooklyn (Photo by Claudio Papapietro)

Amid Passover Celebrations, Some Jewish Brooklynites Struggle

Economy, Food April 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Passover, which celebrates a delivery from suffering and slavery, is a festival of feasting and reflection. But for many Jewish Brooklynites, this is not a time of plenty, The Jewish Daily Forward reported.

The new food insecure: middle income, college educated

Economy, Education, In the News, New York January 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm

A new Food Bank for New York City report shows a growing trend of food insecurity among the city’s college educated and middle income populations.

Food stamp users go organic

Food stamp users go organic

Economy, Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan January 10, 2012 at 1:20 am

A surprising statistic has emerged among New York City’s food stamp users. More of them are spending their federal dollars on fresh and organic food at the Union Square Greenmarket.