Hunger and Homelessness Go Hand in Hand: Call to Support Supplemental Nutrition Program

Hunger and Homelessness Go Hand in Hand: Call to Support Supplemental Nutrition Program

December 12, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) makes it possible for hungry families to purchase food that is essential to their well-being. Formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, SNAP is cost-effective and reaches the neediest households. Income-eligible program participants, having been screened by the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare, receive an Electronic Benefits Transfer ACCESS Card that is used just as a credit card is used at point-of-purchase. An eligible household’s income may not exceed 130% of the federal poverty guideline but, in fact, most food stamp households have incomes well below the maximum allowed

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