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U.S. households eligible to receive SNAP benefits will receive their February disbursement ahead of schedule in late January. However, low-income families will need to submit new applications sooner too. […] Read More

We have to assume, I think, that they didn’t come as a cohort – the Pharisees and Sadducees, that is. Just some, maybe only a few, of each group appeared out there in the wilderness of Judea, where John the Baptizer was dipping people in the Jordan River – those who heeded his call to […] Read More

House Republicans passed a farm bill last week that did not include funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – or food stamps, breaking the 40-year strategy of combining food stamps and farm subsidies in a single bill. Republicans prioritized farm subsidies over food stamps, agribusinesses – like sugar cane – over the nutritional […] Read More

A Tennessee congressman cited the Bible to justify cutting food stamps for the poor while he has accepted millions of dollars in farm subsidies from the federal government. According to press reports and C-Span video, here’s what happened. When the agriculture committee of the U.S. House of Representatives was holding hearings on the farm bill, […] Read More

WASHINGTON (RNS) Religious leaders and members of Congress this week are getting a firsthand taste of what it’s like to eat on $4.50 a day as part of the “Food Stamp Challenge.”In the challenge, participants try to live for a week on the average amount received by people who use food stamps, now known as […] Read More