food stamps

9:39 pm
Sun November 10, 2013

Ottawa County agencies prepare to help with cuts in food assistance

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Cuts in Supplemental Nutrition Aid Program (SNAP) benefits will be felt soon
Four times each year, Ottawa County Community Action Agency coordinates a federal government surplus food giveaway to low-income families.
10:19 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Food stamp cuts to hit Michigan on Friday

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Number of Michigan residents on food assistance skyrocketed between 2003 and 2013
More than 1.7 million Michigan residents, including 70,000 veterans, will see cuts in their monthly food stamp benefits Friday as a provision of the 2009 federal stimulus package comes to an end.
8:20 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

State plans to pay welfare benefits if federal government is shutdown

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State officials say there could be problems if government shutdown continues beyond October
Lansing- A potential shutdown Tuesday of the federal government could hurt 100,000 of Michigan's poorest residents starting this weekend - among other effects - if Congress doesn't approve funding for the new fiscal year.
8:51 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Census data shows more Calhoun County homes getting food stamps

Lead in text: 
Half of Battle Creek SNAP households had children, about 30% had elderly residents
More and more people in the Battle Creek area are receiving federal assistance in getting food, according to data released Thursday by the United States Census Bureau. About 19 percent of households in Battle Creek were receiving federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits - also known as food stamps - in 2012.
7:22 am
Wed September 11, 2013

WestSouthwest: Congressman Fred Upton

Rally against implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Upton would like the entire law delayed for a year
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Fred Upton

Republican Representative Fred Upton says Congress has a "heavy plate" this fall. 

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