News Item Types Archives: Barriers

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‘It was a struggle:’ Some Pennsylvania families are still owed money for last year’s missed meals

“Pennsylvania’s Pandemic-EBT program is supposed to provide money to families to make up for missed school meals during COVID-related school closures. But parents and advocates say the funds still haven’t reached everyone who was supposed to receive them….”

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Publish Date: 10-27-2021

News Outlet: 90.5 WESA FM

Author: Kate Giammarise

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Welfare Enrollment Has Fallen In Pennsylvania During The Pandemic – Why?

“While more Pennsylvanians are seeking help from public assistance programs such as food stamps and Medicaid due to the coronavirus pandemic, that’s not the case for the state’s welfare program – enrollment has actually fallen by more than 15,000 people since last March….”

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Publish Date: 01-18-2021

News Outlet: 90.5 WESA FM

Author: Kate Giammarise

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Another $15 billion for food stamps, but poor households find groceries out of reach

“In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress last month approved more than $15 billion for the food stamps program, which provides assistance for 1.8 million low-income Pennsylvanians to purchase groceries. Yet 40% of households receiving food stamps — the neediest recipients — won’t see any increase in their benefits….”

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Publish Date: 04-16-2020

News Outlet: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Author: Daniel Moore

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How The Coronavirus Impacts People On Food Stamps

“To avoid going out in public, many are turning to online ordering and delivery for basic necessities like groceries. But the coronavirus has created obstacles for many who rely on food stamps. In many states people who receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are not allowed to use their benefits to order […]

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Publish Date: 03-27-2020

News Outlet: 90.5 WESA FM

Author: Lucy Perkins

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Despite Being More User-Friendly, WIC Enrollment Still Falling

“An important supplemental nutrition program for young families continues to lose enrollment in Allegheny County, despite recent changes to make the Women, Infants and Children program more user-friendly. WIC provides financial assistance for groceries to low-income pregnant and postpartum women, and families with children up to age five. All U.S. states are required to transition […]

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Publish Date: 02-24-2020

News Outlet: 90.5 WESA FM

Author: Sarah Boden

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Food stamp changes prompt concern

“An event Friday at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Duquesne will highlight what are potentially several sweeping changes to the country’s largest food assistance safety-net program. State officials, advocates, social service providers and others will discuss upcoming and proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, usually referred to as food stamps….”

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Publish Date: 02-14-2020

News Outlet: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Author: Kate Giammarise

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