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Federal food stamp changes could impact Pittsburgh, Pitt students

The USDA recently proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Program that could reduce access to food stamps and similar services.

By Jessica Steinberg, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

The proposal to change the eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps, was released in July by the USDA with the stated intent of ending abuse of the program.

Tanjaya talks food insecurity at allocations-heavy meeting

SGB President Maggie Kennedy discusses allocations at Tuesday night’s meeting.

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

The board spent more than an hour deliberating allocations at its Tuesday meeting, and voted to amend five of the allocations committee’s recommendations after hearing from student leaders.

College food insecurity demands action

Morgan Cummings stocks shelves in the Pitt Pantry.  Valkyrie Speaker | Staff Photographer

By Kirsten Wong / For The Pitt News

October 5, 2015

When a college student is food insecure, it undermines the education meant to someday put bread on their tables. The idea that most college students are privileged and wealthy enough to afford food is simply not the reality. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 1.82 million individuals in...

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