Local residents and food pantries are feeling the effects of a federal decrease in food stamp funding.
Rev. Sam Smith of St. Michael's Episcopal Church and his husband, Don Temples, are taking on the SNAP Challenge, a week-long commitment to live on only $5 of food per day, roughly the budget of someone on food stamps.
An interfaith group of Upper West Side congregations is urging members to spend five days on a food-stamp sized budget of $5 per person per day.
Some critics argued that the challenge presents a false understanding of hunger and can be insulting to people who have had to really rely on food stamps.
Why saddle the federal government with the task of administering more services, when there are a sufficient number of private sector agents willing to do it?
These days, it feels like the price of everything is going up, and working families’ salaries just aren’t keeping pace. New Yorkers are finding it harder to pay the rent and fill the car with gas, and many are even struggling to put food on the table.
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Barnard Student Government Association correspondent Emma Goss brings you the highlights from Monday night’s Barnard SGA representative council meeting. What They’ve Done: Dean Avis Hinkson, BC ’84 and TC ’87, spoke about increasing... Read More
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