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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
News
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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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
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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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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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
Peninsula leaders request Cook Inlet commercial fishing disaster declaration

...75 million available to help families there buy winter heating oil. It has made another $300,000 available for food assistance through the Department of Agriculture commodities program. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has increased funding for...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/081100/new_0811000001.shtml
Getting rid of hunger at home: Awareness day draws attention to those on Kenai Peninsula

...clients, Emergency Food clients and soup kitchen diners. Each month an average of more than 530 families seek direct food assistance from the local food bank. How can you help an anti-hunger organization like the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank? You...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/060307/oped_0603ope001.shtml
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