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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

New food-stamp rules could affect Arizona convenience stores

WASHINGTON — Convenience stores will have to start stocking a variety of “staple foods” alongside the snacks and fountain drinks if they want to keep accepting food stamps, under a little-noticed section of the farm bill.

February 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Food-stamp cuts start today

WASHINGTON — More than 1.1 million Arizonans who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — better known as food stamps — will see their benefits reduced today in a long-planned national cut.

November 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Fitz: Recognize the realities of poverty in a snap: Eat on $4 a day

My colleagues like to suggest column ideas.

September 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Programs to end childhood hunger work — if the money's there

Kids have to eat before they can learn. It’s just common sense; cognition is a function of nutrition. The good news is we have the food programs to end childhood hunger, allowing them to more easily learn to read, write and do arithmetic that are keys to breaking out of poverty.

August 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…


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