food stamps http://wlrn.org en Local Food Distrubutor Gets Funding Increase http://wlrn.org/post/local-food-distrubutor-gets-funding-increase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Homestead-based food-assistance program called Farm Share received a $1.5 million check last week. State Rep.&nbsp;</span>Kionne<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> McGhee delivered the money, which was allocated in this year’s state budget. This is a $500,000 increase from last year’s state contribution.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:18:37 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34765 at http://wlrn.org Local Food Distrubutor Gets Funding Increase Florida Gets Big Food Stamp Bonus http://wlrn.org/post/florida-gets-big-food-stamp-bonus <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida is getting a big bonus this year. The Federal Department of Agriculture is rewarding the state $7 million for being efficient and accurate when it comes to giving out food stamps to families.</span></p><p>At 0.81 percent error rate, the state ranks the second most accurate in the country. That means families don’t get more, or less, help than they qualify for.</p><p>The bonus won’t mean more money in the pockets of families, but it will help streamline the process for future need.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:41:20 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34743 at http://wlrn.org Florida Gets Big Food Stamp Bonus Program Brings Financially Friendly Grocery Tips To Food Deserts http://wlrn.org/post/program-brings-financially-friendly-grocery-tips-food-deserts <p></p><p>FLIPANY, or<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth, is taking grocery-shopping to another level. The non-profit organization wants to teach Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County residents how to cook healthy, affordable meals with their groceries.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 07:40:36 +0000 Selima Hussain 32056 at http://wlrn.org Program Brings Financially Friendly Grocery Tips To Food Deserts Food Stamp Cuts Won't Hurt South Florida Too Badly http://wlrn.org/post/food-stamp-cuts-wont-hurt-south-florida-too-badly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. House of Representative voted Wednesday to approve a new farm bill after a two-year standoff. It cuts $8 billion over the next decade from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, but the brunt of those cuts won’t be felt in South Florida.</span></p><p>The food stamp program accounts for almost 80 percent of the current farm bill. With pressure to reduce spending, it was inevitable that the program would be scaled back.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:09:08 +0000 Wilson Sayre 27231 at http://wlrn.org Food Stamp Cuts Won't Hurt South Florida Too Badly Florida Food Stamps Receive Cuts http://wlrn.org/post/florida-food-stamps-receive-cuts <p>Cuts to food stamps for over 3.5 million Floridians went into effect Friday, Nov. 1. And more could be coming through the pipeline soon.<br /><br />Increases in food stamps, which are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), were approved as part of the 2009 Recovery Act’s temporary boost to the economy. And those increases have run out.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:22:50 +0000 Wilson Sayre 22920 at http://wlrn.org Florida Food Stamps Receive Cuts South Florida Food Banks Prepare For Funding Cuts http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-food-banks-prepare-funding-cuts <p>Florida's food programs are bracing for cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that kick in Nov. 1 --- while watching warily as U.S. House and Senate conferees prepare to negotiate a federal farm bill, which could have much more far-reaching consequences for hungry Floridians.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Margie Menzel & News Service of Florida 22753 at http://wlrn.org South Florida Food Banks Prepare For Funding Cuts How People In South Florida Live On $4 A Day In Food Stamps http://wlrn.org/post/how-people-south-florida-live-4-day-food-stamps <p><span style="line-height: 1.15; ">Florida is among the top 10 states with the largest share of its population relying on food stamps. Nearly 20 percent of the state requires assistance. However, with federal cuts to the program likely, many could find it even more difficult in South Florida, where the cost of food is above the national average.</span></p><p>Just over a year ago, Miranda Childe was an assistant professor in English at Miami-Dade College. But due in part to funding cuts at state colleges, she suddenly found herself out of work.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:33:35 +0000 Rachel Morello 21188 at http://wlrn.org How People In South Florida Live On $4 A Day In Food Stamps Food Stamp Fight: Great For GOP Base But Not For Outreach http://wlrn.org/post/food-stamp-fight-great-gop-base-not-outreach The Republican-controlled House's vote to cut $40 billion from the food stamp program is just the latest example of how the GOP balance of power has shifted rightward over the past decade.<p>President George W. Bush isn't fondly remembered by progressives for much. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:26:43 +0000 Frank James 20933 at http://wlrn.org Food Stamp Fight: Great For GOP Base But Not For Outreach