Posts Tagged ‘SNAP’

Rabbi Ariana Silverman speaks at the June 21 event about the Farm Bill.

Hungry For Justice

Rob Streit JN Intern Faith leaders meet to voice support for SNAP benefits. People have a right to eat. That was what an interfaith group of spiritual leaders who met at Greater Baptist Church in Detroit on June 14 said, as they called on Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., to support SNAP benefits in the Farm…

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Feeding Those In Need

Rob Streit JN Intern West Bloomfield boy raises nearly $20,000 for Forgotten Harvest. Most bar and bat mitzvah youth are rewarded after a long journey of study with a large celebration. Lavish dinners, banquet halls filled with friends, family and well-wishers are the norm. Guests typically choose to show their affection for the bar or…

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Participants were limited to spending only $4.20 for a day’s worth of food.

Yad Ezra’s Food Stamps Challenge

Here’s something to chew over: The daily SNAP (aka food stamps) allocation in Michigan is $4.20 per person per day. The good folks at Yad Ezra, the Berkley-based kosher food pantry, asked: How far does $4.20 worth of groceries really get you? I thought it might be fun to see if I could shop for…

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food for food stamp challenge for SNAP

20 Million Pounds And Still Counting…

Twenty-eight years ago, Yad Ezra, Michigan’s only kosher food pantry, opened its doors to provide free supplemental groceries to low-income Jewish families living in southeast Michigan. At that time, it was difficult to convince people in our community that there were Jewish families who were so vulnerable they couldn’t provide the most basic of necessities…

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