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Food stamps ending for some in towns with high employment

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WASHINGTON – The state’s economic upturn – at least in about half of Connecticut’s cities and towns – isn’t good news for about 3,600 food stamp benefits who will lose their benefits in about three months unless they get a job or job training. Continue Reading →

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Feds tell states to stop processing food stamp benefits

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WASHINGTON – The state’s 423,000 food stamp recipients could soon be early victims of Washington’s budget crisis. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has instructed the Connecticut Department of Social Services and similar agencies in all of the states to not dispense any October benefits to food stamp recipients “until further notice.” Some $60 million in food aid could hang in the balance, one Connecticut official said. Continue Reading →

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Food stamp program under GOP microscope

WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans this week began a comprehensive review of the food stamp program to determine what is working – and to eliminate what in their view is not – a move that could impact thousands of recipients in Connecticut. Even without changes in the program, thousands of unemployed food stamp recipients in Connecticut may find they are no longer eligible after the end of the year. Continue Reading →

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Prospects improving for free summer meal programs

Maysalee Gray-Khen (left), 7, and Monysohn Gray-Khen (right), 9, enjoy their lunch at Ellington's Summer Meal program, at St. Joseph's Church.

The summer food program sponsored by the Connecticut Community Renewal Team is just one of many around the country offering free summer meals to low-income children. While these programs have struggled over recent years to meet the needs of their communities, prospects are looking up. Continue Reading →

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