A judge ordered the D.C. government to speed up their processing time for food stamps last month.
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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.
After budget cuts last October, Thrive DC has cut its hot meals offered from five days a week to three days a week, as well as decreased the hours that clients may use the facilities. Clients and staff alike said they are upset about these changes, but have been working to adjust to the new schedule.
More than 400 volunteers of all ages came together for B & Dee’s Baltimore Love Thanksgiving Clothing Drive and Empowerment Day meal.
With D.C.’s rising cost of living, lower wages push working folk to the suburbs.
D.C. residents took part in a “grocery walk” in protest against the lack of healthy food access in Southeast D.C. Together, Wards 7 and 8 have only three grocery stores to serve more than 150,000 residents.
Several years of worsening food stamp service lead to the second lawsuit in three years against the Department of Human Services. A new computer system has been identified as the culprit.
D.C. Legal Aid sues DHS after an updated computer program leads to delays in food stamp application processing. Local safety net programs see significant increase in requests for emergency food assistance.
The D.C. chapter of Food Rescue US is using volunteer “food runners” to pick up fresh food from restaurants and grocers to deliver to hungry people — all coordinated through a smartphone app.
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Food stamps are a good way to feed the needy and the impoverished. The buying options include unhealthy junk food, such as cookies, chips, sodas,… Read more »
A breakfast program on Connecticut Avenue has been feeding 60-70 people every Tuesday-Saturday morning for nearly 30 years. While people are there for a meal, they are also offered clothing, health care, haircuts and art therapy. The warm and welcoming atmosphere is what makes this program noteworthy.
One of our Vendors talks about his experience when he was living outside and how people would taunt him because of it.
A new report found that food deserts make up 11 percent of Washington, D.C. and are concentrated heavily in areas of poverty and low transportation.
A white man’s reflections on racial oppression in the United States.
Carpenter’s Shelter, an Alexandria nonprofit, celebrated Thanksgiving with current and former residents.