Food Stamps http://nhpr.org en Food Pantry Provides What Food Stamps Can't http://nhpr.org/post/food-pantry-provides-what-food-stamps-cant-0 <p><a href="http://www.seacoastfamilyfoodpantry.org/" target="_blank">The Seacoast Family Food Pantry</a> began as the Ladies Humane Society in 1816 to assist families of fishermen. Now, it is still serving those in the community who need help. The pantry aids many families with children—and many elders. Jane is a widow living on a fixed income.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“There are a lot of things you can’t buy with food stamps, but down at the pantry, they cover just about everything that you would need in your household,” Jane said.</span></p><p></p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 05:43:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 41555 at http://nhpr.org Food Pantry Provides What Food Stamps Can't Voting And The Cycle Of Poverty http://nhpr.org/post/voting-and-cycle-poverty <p>Behind the numbers are the experiences of America's poor, which, more often than not, go unheard. This divide is the problem that N.H. writer and activist Dan Weeks addressed in the project he undertook last year, to travel around some of the poorest areas of the country by bus and see poverty close up, as well as the ways that it intertwines with a lack of political voice. Today we'll talk with him about the <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/daniel-weeks/">series of articles</a> he wrote for The Atlantic on his trip and what he saw.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 41834 at http://nhpr.org Voting And The Cycle Of Poverty Food Stamp Cuts Hit State Recipients http://nhpr.org/post/food-stamp-cuts-hit-state-recipients <p>Food stamp benefits to 54,000 New Hampshire households are being cut, as a temporary boost from the 2009 stimulus bill expires.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During the recession, the federal government added more than $45 billion to the program nationally. But with that money spent, the nutrition assistance program now called SNAP is being scaled back.</span></p><p>New Hampshire families will receive up to $65 less each month. Terry Smith with the Department of Health and Human Services says that will have broader impact.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:52:41 +0000 Todd Bookman 37818 at http://nhpr.org Food Pantry Provides What Food Stamps Can't http://nhpr.org/post/food-pantry-provides-what-food-stamps-cant <p><a href="http://www.seacoastfamilyfoodpantry.org/" target="_blank">The Seacoast Family Food Pantry</a> began as the Ladies Humane Society in 1816 to assist families of fishermen. Now, it is still serving those in the community who need help. The pantry aids many families with children—and many elders. Jane is a widow living on a fixed income.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“There are a lot of things you can’t buy with food stamps, but down at the pantry, they cover just about everything that you would need in your household,” Jane said.</span></p><p></p> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Production Intern 30160 at http://nhpr.org Food Pantry Provides What Food Stamps Can't N.H. Food Bank Expects To Fill Gap If Congress Cuts Food Stamps http://nhpr.org/post/nh-food-bank-expects-fill-gap-if-congress-cuts-food-stamps <P>The New Hampshire Food Bank has been struggling to keep up with the demand of a growing number of residents. And these challenges might be compounded by budget cuts proposed by Congress. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Ryan Lessard 17289 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Food Bank Expects To Fill Gap If Congress Cuts Food Stamps Farmer's Markets Work to Entice Low Income Customers http://nhpr.org/post/farmers-markets-work-entice-low-income-customers <p>The idea for doubling the value of food stamps at farmer&rsquo;s markets came to Gus Schumacher in 1980. He was in Boston helping his brother, a farmer, clean up at the end of the day.</p><p><em>&quot;I was packing up a box of pears at the Dorchester Fields Corner Farmer&rsquo;s Market. And the box fell apart, and all the pears went into the gutter.&quot;</em></p><p>Schumacher figured he&rsquo;d have to throw away the pears.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 21:57:48 +0000 Todd Bookman 9435 at http://nhpr.org Farmer's Markets Work to Entice Low Income Customers House Committee Urges Action On Food Stamp Fraud http://nhpr.org/post/house-committee-urges-action-food-stamp-fraud <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhVW8t5Jo-I</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:33:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 2413 at http://nhpr.org House Committee Urges Action On Food Stamp Fraud