SNAP http://nhpr.org en 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 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