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President Dooley mentions the Hunger Center in his most recent "Conversation with URI"

October 2011


Have you heard about snap?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

Program is the new name for the Food Stamp Program.

Learn more about the SNAP Outreach Project or to access a benefits application:

www.eatbettertoday.com

What's new at the hunger center

Each year community members challenge themselves to live on a Food Stamp budget for a week.  This year, from October 27-November 3, the RI Interfaith Coalition with Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Rev. Dr. Donald Anderson, Executive Minister, RI State Council of Churches, Rabbi Peter Stein, President, RI Board of Rabbis, and other community leaders will be asked to eat on $31.50 a week the nationwide food average weekly food stamp benefit for FY2010 which is: $4.50 a day or $1.50 a meal.

This year, Maria Cimini, SNAP Outreach Coordinator is taking the challenge.

To read about Maria's experience, click here.

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Have you heard about snap?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

Program is the new name for the Food Stamp Program.

Learn more about the SNAP Outreach Project or to access a benefits application:

www.eatbettertoday.com

What's new at the hunger center

The Restaurant Meals Program comes to Rhode Island

Now there is a way for homeless, elderly, and disabled SNAP recipients to buy hot, prepared meals. The Restaurant Meals Program uses the same SNAP benefits and EBT cards to allow certain low-income individuals to buy low-cost meals at participating locations. Eligible individuals are the homeless, elderly, and disabled who may not have access to food storage or preparation.

For more information about the Restaurant Meals Program, visit www.snaprmp.org.

For more information about the Restaurant Meals Program in RI, visit www.eatbettertoday.com

 

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University Students Respond to Hurricane Irene

Pres. Dooley mentions the Hunger Center in his most recent "Conversation with URI"

Kathleen Gorman speaks at Hungry for Answers conference

Reaching out to the Hispanic community