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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hunger Study 2014: A look inside the food assistance network

We are participating in a national study with other Feeding America food banks around the country called Hunger in America 2014, The purpose is to help us gain a better understanding about the types of programs, services and resources our programs provide.  We are currently in the client survey phase of the study which will […]

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SNAP roundtable points out realities of program

Connecticut Food Bank was the site of an enlightening roundtable discussion this morning about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps), hosted by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy. Today is the last day of Senator Murphy’s SNAP Challenge, where he is trying to live on $4.80 a day for food, which is what the […]

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Senator Murphy living on a $4.80 per day food stamp budget

Can you live on $4.80 a day for food?  That’s what U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is doing this week to gain a better understanding how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) works on a personal level. Starting today, Senator Murphy will live on the average state food stamp benefit. According to the […]

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Connecticut Food Bank Opposes Cuts to Hunger Relief in House Farm Bill

Connecticut Food Bank is outraged by the House Agriculture Committee’s vote to slash spending on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) by $21 billion.  “These cuts to SNAP will take food from the refrigerators and kitchen tables of vulnerable low-income families struggling to get back on their feet in the wake of […]

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We need your help today, May 14

Please help us protect the most vulnerable Americans – the men, women and children who are struggling with hunger. The House Agriculture Committee, will mark up its Farm Bill on May 15.  We expect the House to cut SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) by approximately $20 billion – which equals 8 billion meals  This is an […]

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American voters show strong support of SNAP

New polling data released this week by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), show that registered voters oppose cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) as a way to reduce government spending. Among the findings:   Seven in 10 voters say that cutting food stamp funding is the […]

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Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is May 11

Connecticut Food Bank is joining the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) on Saturday, May 11, to Stamp Out Hunger.  Now in its 21st year, the Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, helping to provide assistance to millions of Americans who are struggling to put food on the table. […]

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Free Showing of A Place at the Table in New Haven

Connecticut Food Bank and the United Way of Greater New Haven are partnering to show A Place at the Table, a documentary that takes a look at the rising crisis of food insecurity in America through the eyes of three people who are struggling with hunger:     A single mother who grew up in poverty […]

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