Hilltown Families


The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts in Hatfield, MA writes: U.S. Senate leaders are currently considering legislation that would cut benefits available to struggling families through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This legislation has been proposed as part of the pending American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes and Preventing Outsourcing Act (H.R. 4213) (“extenders bill”). The proposed cuts to SNAP could reduce the amount of support that hungry families receive to… Read More

It’s a SNAP to Accept Food Stamps By the Eating’s Not Optional Committee (ENOC) ENOC wants to promote food security on a number of fronts.  We sponsored an ENOC Conference in April to bring together interested people to learn about SNAP (food stamps program) and we realized something:  Small Grocery stores need to participate or we’re limiting people’s options and forcing them to drive long distances to buy eligible food.  With this… Read More

The The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts writes: TAKE ACTION AGAINST HUNGER AND STIMULATE THE ECONOMY! Call your Representative and Senators TODAY. Urge them to vote “yes” to pass the current economic recovery package. Tell them the nation needs it! The plan includes: an important boost in Food Stamp benefits – now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – and additional funding for food assistance to food banks like The Food… Read More