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Pantry Alert: Cuts in Food Stamps Benefits Will Affect 3.6 Million Floridians Staring Nov. 1

| October 26, 2013

Florida’s food hardship rate is more than 21 percent, meaning that one in five Florida households reported that in the past year they struggled to buy enough food for the family. The state is one of the hardest-hit for food security.

After Pledging to End $20,000 Request, Second Harvest Asks Flagler To Double It Instead

| July 1, 2013

Two years ago Second Harvest pledged that the annual $20,000 it was receiving from Flagler County government to pay for a food stamps outreach program would end this year. Instead, the agency today asked the county commission for $40,000.

Feed Flagler Launches 4th Year as Big Cuts in Food Stamps Loom and Pantries Empty Out

| September 14, 2012

Again led by County Commissioner Milissa Holland, Feed Flagler aims to exceed last year’s fund-raising of $28,000 and 60,000-pound food-drive by Thanksgiving, but federal legislation cutting food stamp benefits would prove a setback for Flagler’s efforts against hunger.

GOP Attempt to Slash Food Stamps Eligibility Would Hurt Flagler and Florida Families

| July 23, 2012

Republican efforts in Congress would end the food stamps program as it is now known, hugely reducing funding and eligibility, and significantly affecting Florida and Flagler families–and local economies. Some 9 percent of Flagler’s population, and 23 percent of children, are on food stamps.


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