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The SNAP Boost Will Make The Poor Appear Poorer

The SNAP Boost Will Make The Poor Appear Poorer

by Gary Galles The Biden administration has just increased food stamp (now SNAP, for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits by an average of 25%, adding about $20 billion a year to its budgetary cost. This means the 42 million current recipients will all receive additional assistance and that 6 million more people will become eligible. […]

Pair Who Trafficked Nutritional Assistance Benefits Jailed

Pair Who Trafficked Nutritional Assistance Benefits Jailed

On March 5, 2018, Gerardo Vaca Navarro (DOB 06/07/56) and Martha Leticia Navarro (DOB 07/16/55) of Oxnard were sentenced to serve 14 months in the Ventura County jail for trafficking in food assistance benefits. In June 2016, the Navarros pled guilty to two counts of fraudulently transferring electronic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Cal […]

Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association Market Match and Cal-Fresh (SNAP) Programs Prove Successful

Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association  Market Match and Cal-Fresh (SNAP) Programs Prove Successful

Both shoppers and California farmers are benefiting from the Market Match and the Cal-Fresh (SNAP) food programs offered by the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association (VCCFM).  Market Match is California’s healthy food incentive program, which uses grant dollars to match or double a portion of the customers’ federal nutrition assistance benefits, like Cal-Fresh (SNAP), […]

What Congress Did While You Were Talking About the State of the Union

What Congress Did While You Were Talking About the State of the Union

By Amy Payne January 30, 2014 at 6:30 am Cartoon by Glenn Foden Congress is very fond of two things: throwing a bunch of stuff into one bill and rushing bills through while Americans are focused on other news. While people were talking about the State of the Union, they’ve done it again with the […]