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Oh, SNAP!

SNAP, the acronym for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and historically known as the Food Stamp Program until the 2008 Farm Bill, is one of those government programs that seems endlessly controversial. A couple of common misperceptions: First, many SNAP recipients, usually people of color and non-citizens, are fraudulently buying vodka and cigarettes with tax-funded benefits.  … Continue reading Oh, SNAP!

FLORIDA FOOD ACTIVISTS TAKE AIM AT ENDING HUNGER

By David Vaina  Across Florida and throughout the United States, we are recognizing Hunger Action Month this September. The month-long campaign is coordinated each year by food banks to generate awareness about the consequences of food insecurity, and advocate for solutions—both big and small—to alleviate food insecurity. A Definition of Food Insecurity Before we consider the … Continue reading FLORIDA FOOD ACTIVISTS TAKE AIM AT ENDING HUNGER

LOCAL FOOD POLICY ON STATEWIDE TOUR, STOPS IN ORLANDO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, August 21, 2016 PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Gomez (850) 766-6505 PHOTOS: http://www.Facebook.com/FLFPC LOCAL FOOD POLICY ON STATEWIDE TOUR, STOPS IN ORLANDO ORLANDO, Fla – The newly re-formed Florida Food Policy Council is on a membership tour, setting meetings around the state to encourage participation and highlight local food initiatives. On Sunday, September … Continue reading LOCAL FOOD POLICY ON STATEWIDE TOUR, STOPS IN ORLANDO

Online Resources for FLFPC Membership

WEBSITES:   a) Food Policy Networks, Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – see   http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-a-livable-future/projects/FPN/ b) National Food Policy Conferences: 2010-2016 – see     http://consumerfed.org/cfa_events/national-food-policy-conference/ c) Growing Food Connections – see   http://growingfoodconnections.org/ d) Want to Change the Food System? Here’s Where to Start by Civic Eats – see … Continue reading Online Resources for FLFPC Membership