Nutrition

SNAP helps nearly 1 in 3 U.S. children get enough to eat. All of them will see their benefits cut in November.Issue Spotlight: Food Assistance Cut Impacts 1.8 Million Pennsylvanians

Nearly 1.8 million Pennsylvanians saw a cut in food assistance this fall equal to 21 lost meals per month for a family of four, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C.

Learn More: Cut to Federal Nutrition Assistance Impacts Families and Children in Every PA County

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October 31, 2013

A major funding cut to federal nutrition assistance takes effect Friday, impacting 1.8 million Pennsylvanians. It amounts to 21 lost meals per month for a family of four.

August 20, 2013

This short video explains that those who receive nutrition assistance typically receive benefits for only eight to 10 months, and the average benefit equals $1.49 per meal per day. For many families SNAP benefits do not last through the end of the month.

August 18, 2013

"Food stamps help feed more than 1 million Pennsylvania children, seniors, and their families — a goal that has been achieved with a record high accuracy rate in recent years," PBPC Director Sharon Ward writes in a letter to the Erie Times-News.

August 2, 2013

Nearly 1.8 million Pennsylvanians will see a cut in food assistance this fall equal to 21 lost meals per month for a family of four.

July 11, 2013

If nutrition assistance is weakened, millions of struggling parents, their children, and other vulnerable individuals will be harmed.

February 4, 2012

Businesses that don’t invest become less competitive. It’s the same for our state. Only by investing in our schools, roads, workforce and other assets and lifting people out of poverty will we enjoy a more prosperous future. Read Sharon Ward's op-ed on reducing poverty originally published in the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

December 17, 2009

Along with boosting the economy and preserving jobs, seven provisions of the federal economic recovery act are also keeping about 189,000 Pennsylvanians from falling into poverty this year.

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