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  • SNAP cut: Who decides who’s hungry?

    September 24, 2013 | 1:45 pm

    On Sept. 19, the House of Representatives passed a bill that slashes nearly $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). It’s difficult to capture just how monumental a shift this is in American policy. It certainly...

  • Senate passes farm bill, rejects full SNAP funding

    June 22, 2012 | 10:54 am

    The U.S. Senate passed the Farm Bill, whose final version some Jewish organizations had expressed dismay over because it did not include full funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides food stamps. 

    The bill, which passed Thursday with bipartisan...

  • Jewish organizations petition U.S. gov’t on food justice

    June 14, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    In a petition sponsored by seven national Jewish organizations, 18,000 individuals urged the U.S. House of Representatives and the Obama administration to focus on food justice in the upcoming Farm Bill.

    The petition, which has been circulating since October, was delivered on...