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What others say: Pink salmon purchase helps state, federal government

...for the state and The Emergency Food Assistance Program operated by the feds...who have been seeking emergency food assistance as a result of the economy and...low-income families seeking food assistance, some of whom are living in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-09-16/what-others-say-pink-salmon-purch
Opinion

...each 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-09-20
Opinion
Potter's guild renews sublease with art guild

...of food a year, half of which comes from local grocery stores. Swarner said 20 percent of the population receives food assistance. Last year the Fireweed Diner served approximately 20,000 meals or 1,670 meals a month."A lot of people are...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-25/potters-guild-renews-sublease-with-a
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Foreign aid to North Korea drops, food security drops

...8 million a month. But with only $3 million a month available, it now has only enough resources to produce key food assistance until June. Five of seven factories supplying high-nutrient biscuits - the ones that previously went to the 500...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-04-26-0
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Retreating on illegal immigration

...CIS says in Texas, "58 percent of illegal households collect some sort of welfare," with "49 percent using food assistance and 41 percent using Medicaid." In California and Illinois, reports CIS, "55 percent use welfare."California...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-02-03/retreating-on-illegal-immigration
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
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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
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Farm bill needed to help hungry residents

...that provides increased funding for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and strengthens the Food Stamp Program...continue meeting the increased need for emergency food assistance in the central peninsula area. The House of Representatives...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120307/letters_3648.shtml
Letters
TOTE helps the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank

...Road near Soldotna. The facility is undergoing extensive expansion and improvements as more families are asking for food assistance each month.An average of over 700 households seek help each month to supplement their food budgets. The Kenai Peninsula...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2011-08-18/tote-helps-the-kenai-peni
Letters
Cuts to food stamps could leave thousands hungry

...expects 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-06-29/cuts-to-food-stamps-could-leave-thou
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