Without a new national relief bill in sight, the Department of Employment Services says it continues to review the $300 per week unemployment benefits being offered by the Trump administration. And with thousands of District residents behind on rent and facing food insecurity, there are growing calls for D.C. to apply.
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Artist and vendor Colly Dennis discusses the ever increasing number of people seeking help.
Vendor Melody Byrd writes about what she believes needs to be done to support the community.
More than 20 District restaurants, agencies, and organizations are providing free meals to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
As the District copes with the spread of COVID-19, more than a dozen organizations that provide essential services to the homeless said they will stay open.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture published a “final rule” on Dec. 5 that will tighten work requirements related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as food stamps.
The District’s shelter meal debate has revolved around the issue of food service contracts. This is a story about the people who eat the food.
With only one full-service grocery store to serve more than 80,000 residents, urban farming and a community-supported agriculture program are meeting important nutrition needs.
Health clinics in D.C. may now prescribe produce to patients with chronic conditions in order to issue assistance to afford healthy food that will mitigate those conditions.
College is expensive. Financial aid and merit awards can cover most of the cost of tuition and housing for qualifying students. However, expenses such as… Read more »
Vendor Tracy Jennings shares their poem wondering if people care.
Volunteers and staff members at Samaritan Ministry’s Northwest D.C. location provided clothing, meals and smiles.
Jones knows the importance of cleanliness.
Sesame Workshop announced on Dec. 12 that Lilly, Sesame Street’s first homeless Muppet, will be reintroduced on its show. The bilingual character is expected to teach young viewers empathy for those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.
A judge ordered the D.C. government to speed up their processing time for food stamps last month.
New food stamp work requirements under consideration on Capitol Hill would put harsh, punitive red tape and time-consuming new restraints on program participants.
I would like to write about homeless people. I haven’t eaten any food for a week. Nor do I have anywhere to sleep or to… Read more »
Leonard Hyater, Jr. highlights the shortcomings of President Trump’s food stamp plan with regard to people with diabetes.
Earlier this month organizers hosted a mass meeting in D.C. as a revival of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign, where grassroots activists and clergy leaders called for an end to systematic racism, inequality, and other forms of oppression in the District.
Former Street Sense vendor and artist Gary Minter calls for action by Congress to solve issues around the EBT/SNAP food program.