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Archives - July 2011

July 26, 2011

Threatened Cuts to Emergency Nutrition Assistance Poorly Timed

Recently the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the local unemployment rate was 8.2 percent. Nationally, unemployment has been stuck around 9 percent for two years, and the increased need for food assistance and other safety net programs during that period has been staggering. Read more to find out how Second Harvest Community Food Bank is doing our very best to help! 

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Posted by David Davenport, Second Harvest Executive Director - 07/26/11, 09:51 AM

 

July 21, 2011

SNAP (Food Stamps): Know The Facts

Recently the United States Department of Agriculture reported that payment accuracy for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has never been higher: in FY 2010, 96.19 percent of all benefits were issued correctly, the fourth consecutive year the program has achieved a historically high rate. These improvements reduced the cost of improper payments by an estimated $356 million.

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Posted by David Davenport, Second Harvest Executive Director - 07/21/11, 10:08 AM

 

July 19, 2011

Hunger Policy Update

The SHCFB Weekly Hunger Policy Update highlights what's new on hunger, nutrition and poverty issues. SHCFB will use this policy update to alert you to trends, reports, news items and resources and, when available, link you directly to them.

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Posted by David Davenport, Second Harvest Executive Director - 07/19/11, 09:35 AM

 

July 18, 2011

The Sun Sets on the Missouri Food Pantry Tax Credit

The cut of the Missouri Food Pantry Tax Credit comes at a time of significant challenges for Missouri families who are trying to put food on the table. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Missouri is seventh in the nation in food insecurity and sixth in very low food security. Over 900,000 Missourians are food insecure. In Second Harvest Community Food Bank's 19-county service area, 15 percent of the population is considered food insecure. This year, Second Harvest distributed over 4 million pounds of food to those in need. Of those served by Second Harvest, 30 percent are children and 20 percent are seniors. 

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Posted by David Davenport, Second Harvest Executive Director - 07/18/11, 04:12 PM

 

July 06, 2011

Congratulations to the St. Joseph YMCA

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The YMCA's Kid's World Early Learning Center has earned a perfect 5 star rating in the state's quality rating system.

The center is being recognized for improving early childhood and after school programs.

The rating system takes into account program content, management and family involvement in the learning environment.

Congratulations again to our friends from the YMCA for this recognition and for years of important work done in the Greater St. Joseph area.

Click HERE to see the KQ2 Coverage of the YMCA recognition. 

Posted by David Davenport, Second Harvest Executive Director - 07/06/11, 01:24 PM

 

July 05, 2011

Weekly Hunger Policy Update

The Second Harvest Weekly Hunger Policy Update highlights what's new on hunger, nutrition and poverty issues. Second Harvest will use this policy update to alert you to trends, reports, news items and resources and, when available, link you directly to them.

ACTION ALERT
A June 27th letter from leaders of anti-hunger, religious, civil rights and other organizations urged the White House and Congress to reduce the deficit without increasing poverty.

Act Now:  Contact the White House (President Obama and Vice President Biden) and Senators to urge them to protect SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and other safety net programs during the debt ceiling negotiations.  Call toll free 1-888-245-0215.

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Posted by David Davenport, Second Harvest Executive Director - 07/05/11, 09:41 AM

 
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