daily links: affordable veganism and other foodish things

The Economics of Veganism (+ Proof A Fine Vegan Meal Can Be Made Cheaply) – I promise even if you’re a skeptic of veganism ,you won’t hate this piece. Gena Hamshaw gives plenty of recognition to the high cost of produce and lack of accessibility for some while also showing some good idea of how it…

daily links::a food waste cookbook!, news on teen hunger, and more

There’s a cookbook called Amazing Waste with recipes entirely devoted to cooking with scraps,leftovers,etc. I haven’t had a chance to look through the entire thing yet but this looks like the kind of cookbook I would write. Am writing. These kinds of recipes are great for food pantry users (at least my food pantry) where…

grocery shopping

    YES, we have our old wheels back. It was a simple fix (but may be temporary). The uhaul we rented ended up being $260-ish. It was less expensive than a car rental still and if we hadn’t rented it, the husbeast would have missed  days of work. So, it was more than we…

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…

The food people get from the food bank

A couple of weeks ago, I asked readers to tell me what they get from their food bank. I got hundreds of answers and what I heard was exactly as I expected but maybe not what a lot of people would expect? And that was absolutely why I wanted to do this post. I’ve been writing…

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…