new food stamp amount: $221/month for a family of 5

We reapplied for food stamps at the end of May and finally got a decision this week. We were denied but then also approved in the same decision. Because I’m self-employed, they said the amount I made in May put us over the qualifying limit by $87 but then averaged the past 3 months of…

Yes, you can still own a car in Alabama if you get food stamps

Today’s daily dozen… 12 things related to SNAP. Are There Enough SNAP Shoppers in My Community? – This discusses why farmers’ markets may not find it worthwhile to accept EBT. The small town where we used to live had a certain prestige and we were the only family who used SNAP there. Alabama isn’t going to take…

Daily Dozen: SNAP News

[contents: food stamp cuts, block grants, former prisoners,senior citizens,Jeb Bush. Specific states: Pennsylvaia,Nebraska,Illinois,Massachusetts,Maine ] Food Assistance Cuts Affecting Up To 1 Million Impoverished Americans Ignored By Network News –  22 states reinstated policies that cut food stamps to around 1 million people and major network news sources never talked about it. Why Half a Million People…

Daily Dozen: Links galore.Well, 12 to be exact.

  Trying something new here. I always have soooo many links to share that I get overwhelmed when I try to do it just once a week. And honestly, I can imagine when it’s a ton of links at once, it’s a lot to take in. So, I’ll try this. I’ll share 12 links every…

Links: Food Justice & SNAP News – 1.13.16

[contents: food stamps, SNAP,Jeb Bush,Paul Ryan,block grants,marriage does not end poverty, states that will see SNAP cuts this month or soon, food insecurity,CSAs and food stamps,low income cooking classes for kids]   Our Prez had this to say about food stamps last night in the State of the Union address …. via Think Progress He…

SNAP News: Community college students & hunger, Scott Walker’s nonsense…a report that says SNAP works to feed people and reduce poverty (yes,we know)

Recent changes to the SNAP program or public commentary… [Content Notes for this week: college students,Wisconsin, Scott Walker,much poor shaming, SNAP challenges, CalFresh, Sacramento,New Mexico, New Jersey, senior citizens, SNAP works!, Georgia, Syrian refugees ]   χ  Association of Community College Trustees Announces New Report on Hungry, Homeless  – The “Hungry to Learn” report examines…

SNAP News: Maine aiming for more restrictions, Georgia tries to deny refugees SNAP, and more….

Here’s what’s recent in SNAP policy & public opinion. [Content notes: Syrian refugees,bureaucratic spending, junk food,diabetes,obesity-hunger paradox,health care, Maine,Georgia,Chicago, child hunger,NYC,food banks,soup kitchens,Indiana,Hawaii, Ruth Riley] Department of Agriculture: Syrian Refugees Must Be GivenFood Stamps – Following Georgia Gov Nathan Deal’s executive order instructing state agencies to not comply with refugee resettlement plans, the Dept of Ag…

Very Frugal Feasting Wrap-Up

Let me get this out of the way: I hate Thanksgiving. I hate most holidays. I like Halloween so much I got married on it. I treat my kids’ birthdays like they’re holidays. I’m not a total killjoy. I have so many problems with Thanksgiving in particular. The historical roots make it rather unappetizing. It’s…

Ugh, SNAP.

Here’s my good-bad news: My husband got a raise. 50 whole cents more per hour. I am finally easing back into work at home mode. The summer and our hectic move made working difficult. We’re settling in, my kids are in school full time. I am not at a place where working outside the home…

Snap News: NC cuts work requirement waivers and Maine institutes the asset test

    NC Senate votes to cut food stamps after GOPer promises it will make lazy people go to college This bill prohibits waivers for work requirements. Usually, states allow waivers to able-bodied people on SNAP if they live in counties with high unemployment rates and lacking jobs. Senator Norman Sanderson’s rationale behind cutting SNAP: “And…

No Food Wasted: Leftover Spinach Salad= Greek-ish Omelette

The phone rang and I have ADHD, so my omelette scorched , then plain just fell apart but you’re not here for pretty food photography, right? This is the reason I prefer to make salad with spinach than lettuce (besides that spinach has more nutritional value) .I can recycle spinach salad far easier into other…