Families on a low income are being urged not to miss out on weekly Healthy Start vouchers that can be spent on fruit, vegetables and milk///CRIMSON TAZVINZWA
The vouchers can be exchanged at lots of shops across the city including large supermarkets and local stores – as well as at some stalls on Leicester Market.
Vouchers can be exchanged for plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, plain cows’ milk and infant formula milk. Free vitamins are also available. Always check with a retailer before getting to the till to check they accept the vouchers.
The Trump administration, unable to get Congress to go along with slashing the safety net for poor people, has announced a new rule that will throw 3.1 million people off the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), aka Food Stamps. The new rule will end the ability of people to automatically qualify for SNAP if they receive other federal and state benefits, eliminating a provision that states have used to streamline the application process and ensure families in need get food they need. Ah, but Trump’s USDA is framing the new regulation as a huge money saver, and even more important, a way to eliminate fraud by one guy who made wingnuts angry when he was featured by Fox News. Yes, really.//Wonkette
The World Food Programme announced on Wednesday cuts in food aid affecting some 190,000 impoverished Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank – or half of all its recipients there – citing a severe funding shortfall
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