USDA announced changes to SNAP rules for the third time in 2019

The New Food Economy reports that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) could possibly suppress enrollment. The USDA announced a cap allowable income deductions for utility expenses that could take away food stamps from about 8,000 households and “reduce payments for one in five families, though it is also […]

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Lyft expands its discounted rides for its grocery access program

Alongside other companies like Amazon and government entities such as the USDA, Lyft is using their company to change grocery shopping. Lyfy is expanding its grocery access program to remove barriers to healthy food by providing thousands of affordable rides for people in underserved areas. The successful pilot in Washington, D.C., last December has expanded […]

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Inside the 14th Annual Food Policy Summit: Its hits and misses

Early morning Feb. 15, the South Shore Cultural Center hosted the 14th Annual Food Policy Summit. From 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the historical building had speakers, marketplace vendors, food business support and attendees walking the halls to visit panels to learn about and teach food business practices, pop up market development, urban farming and […]

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