Hunger & Poverty

June 10, 2020

Principles for an equitable recovery

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June 9, 2020

How to: Get more help to buy groceries during Covid-19

A new federal benefit called “Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer” (P-EBT) offers $285 in grocery assistance per child for kids who get free and reduced-price meals during the school year.

But, with the final application deadline less than a week away, about 298,000 eligible students are not connected with the benefit, about 40% of the total who could receive it.Read more...

June 2, 2020

The Pandemic Has Sent Child Hunger to Record Levels

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April 27, 2020

Louisiana’s SNAP application backlog is beginning to improve

Louisiana’s surging rates of unemployment and food insecurity led to a massive increase in applications for SNAP (formerly, Food Stamps), beginning in mid-March, when the state’s stay at home order went into effect. On April 13, Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) faced a backlog of over 95,000 unprocessed applications submitted since the beginning of February.Read more...