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Shutdown: SNAP funded through February but outage glitch unfixed

In December, not long before the partial U.S. government shutdown, Congress passed a revised Farm Bill funding the federal food program. The Trump administration has said that SNAP would be funded through February, despite the shutdown. But if the closure continues through March, the 42 million Americans who receive the benefit will be left scrambling. | From: Plan Philly (Read more.)

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Hunger and discrimination go hand in hand | Opinion

From Philadelphia Media Network: After interviewing almost 700 people at similar levels of poverty, the evidence is clear: If people experience discrimination by the police or courts, they report rates of food insecurity twice as high (26 percent) as those who have not (13 percent). The same is true for moms who have applied for a job, or been discriminated against on the job, in school, and while trying to get health care. (Read more.)