Stepping Up During the Government Shutdown

On December 21, lacking the funding legislation to keep it up and running, the government entered a partial shutdown. Over a month later, now with holiday festivities and New Year […]

Proposed Changes Prompt Network-Wide Advocacy

In September, the Administration made a troubling proposal that would increase the likelihood of legal immigrant families becoming food insecure. Under current policy, an immigrant may be denied legal permanent […]

SNAP Now Matched at Farmers Markets

Schlafly SNAP 2 It Campaign We are happy to announce that Schlafly has been awarded a $12,000 FINI Grant for St. Louis farmers markets. This year, the Schlafly Farmers Market partnered […]

May is Older Americans Month

What is Older Americans Month, Anyway? In 1963 John F. Kennedy declared May to be Senior’s Month as a way to acknowledge the accomplishments of our past and present older […]

Resources for Families Receiving SNAP

Last week, Congress finally passed a new Farm Bill after three years of negotiations. The final piece of legislation outlines an $8 billion reduction in benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition […]

Eating On A Food Stamp Budget – SNAP Challenge

Last week, Kansas Senator Pat Roberts introduced legislation to cut $36 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over 10 years. These cuts could reduce benefits for the millions […]

A Childhood Memory of Food Assistance

  My father used to be a pressman.  When I was very young, he was laid off of work for six months. My parents managed their money well, but since […]