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Ukraine war puts food supply chain in crisis

Food supply chains already in flux in the wake of COVID-19 are under new pressure from the Ukraine war with potentially dire consequences for global stability as the heavy sanctions levied on Russia take their toll.... Read more»

Ex-inmates would face less food insecurity under Az GOP proposal to ease SNAP restrictions

Arizona Republican Rep. Walt Blackman is backing legislation that would expand access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for recently released felons by requiring only that the formerly incarcerated person follow their terms of probation to qualify for food assistance.... Read more»

What’s in the $900B emergency relief bill — and what’s out

Congress passed a massive bipartisan emergency relief bill Monday night that's intended to aid Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Summaries from House Democratic appropriators say it includes:... Read more»

Advocates decry Trump administration plan to rein in food stamp access

Arizona is one of the 43 states that could be affected by a Trump administration proposal to tighten restrictions on access to food stamps for people receiving other financial assistance.... Read more»

4 ways community schools can support effective teaching

While there is research on the potential for wraparound services, including health care services, family involvement programs, and expanded food assistance programs to eliminate barriers to student learning, there is little known about the possible connection between those services and teacher efficacy. ... Read more»

Az 3rd in nation for 50-59 year olds at risk for hunger

Arizona ranks third nationally for 50 to 59 year olds at risk of hunger, with roughly 12 percent of people in this age group experiencing what is known as food insecurity, according to a report released in August by AARP.... Read more»

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2nd highest poverty rate means hunger pangs for more Arizonans

The Census Bureau's most recent report reveals a sobering reality: Arizona has the second highest poverty rate in the nation. Today, many Arizonans are experiencing need for the first time, and must seek assistance in ways they had never imagined. Increased demand for emergency food assistance is clear evidence of their plight.... Read more»