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...year, staff process more than a million pounds of food. Despite the efforts of local, regional and nationwide food assistance programs, still there are people on the peninsula, in the state and around the nation who go hungry. September is Hunger...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-09-20
Opinion
What others say: Pink salmon purchase helps state, federal government

...with the latter buying $13 million in pinks from the former.This is terrific for the state and The Emergency Food Assistance Program operated by the feds.This salmon, one of the best nutrient sources available anywhere, will help Americans...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-09-16/what-others-say-pink-salmon-purch
Opinion
Record pink harvest creates market glut

...before but it has been some time."The Department of Agriculture will buy $20 million of canned pink salmon for food assistance programs across the country. That's an expanded purchase over previous years. Alaska senators hailed the decision...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-25/record-pink-harvest-creates-market-g
News
Less money for food

...Fanning said that most of the people his organization helps feed in the Central Peninsula with the USDA Emergency Food Assistance Program don't prepare balanced meals to begin with, largely because of costs. They eat Top Ramen and extra macaroni...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-30/less-money-for-food
News
Cuts to food stamps could leave thousands hungry

...more residents would come to the food bank to get commodities and use the direct service program, the emergency food assistance program (TEFAP) and the commodity supplemental food program (CSFP). The USDA manages both programs. It also would...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-06-29/cuts-to-food-stamps-could-leave-thou
News
Farm bill needed to help hungry residents

...500 people that we directly serve need a farm bill this year that provides increased funding for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and strengthens the Food Stamp Program. Specifically, we need at least $250 million a year in mandatory...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120307/letters_3648.shtml
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