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9 09, 2015

More seniors are going hungry

2017-11-08T16:15:58-05:00September 9th, 2015|About Hunger, Tragedy leads to hunger|

By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News Reprinted with permission It wasn’t until the Maffuccis found themselves living on cups of coffee, and coffee alone, that they finally called a food pantry for help. The couple had sold their suburban New Jersey home where they had raised three children and set out to pursue the glossy [...]

5 06, 2014

Food Stamps: An Aid Program Too Often Neglected

2017-11-08T16:16:43-05:00June 5th, 2014|About Hunger, Vermont Foodbank Programs|

By Paula Span • Posted: The New York Times, The New Old Age Blog, March 28, 2014 When Telma Lopez could earn a modest living cleaning houses, she got along without food stamps. But now that she’s 64, suffers from chronic back pain and relies on Social Security disability benefits, “everything is too much money [...]