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  • Nationwide Food Stamp Issue Hits Acadiana Residents Play Video

    October 12, 2013 10:01 PM

    Many residents across the country found themselves unable to use their food stamp cards due to a system failure. Seventeen states are affected including Louisiana. A spokesperson for XEROX says some electronic benefits transfer systems are experiencing temporary connectivity issues. Technicians are addressing the issue, but they say the... more »
  • State: Nearly 1 in 5 use food stamps in Arizona

    December 10, 2012 6:32 AM

    PHOENIX (AP) - Nearly one in five Arizonans now rely on food stamps, according to state officials. The Arizona Republic reports that food-stamp enrollment has doubled in Arizona in four years, to more than 1.1 million people. The state Department of Economic Security, which administers the federal program, says about... more »
  • Newt Gingrich Branding GOP as "Party For Paychecks"

    October 6, 2010 6:12 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is advising Republican candidates to frame the choice for voters between Democrats as "the party of food stamps" while selling the GOP as "the party for paychecks." With a month before the election, Gingrich brought his branding effort to Minnesota on... more »
  • Food Stamps Online Application Now Available

    July 30, 2010 12:52 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) today announced that Louisianians can now apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) and other forms of assistance online. "Louisianians can now apply for, complete a verification interview and receive benefits without stepping into a DCFS office," said Ruth Johnson, DCFS... more »
  • Prepare by Pre-Applying Online for Disaster Food Stamps

    July 23, 2010 11:36 AM

    With Tropical Storm Bonnie expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico later today, the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is encouraging residents to prepare by pre-applying online for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (DSNAP), formerly called Disaster Food Stamps. "Hurricane season is well underway, and this... more »
  • Oil Prompts Food Assistance

    May 12, 2010 7:29 PM

    The oil slick continues to impact the livelihood of shrimpers and fishermen along the coast. They could lose out huge financially because of the crude disaster. Now, two organizations are taking steps to prevent the impact from trickling down to the dinner table. The Louisiana Department of Social Services... more »

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