Drug Testing For Food Stamps May Be Coming SoonThe Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who've long sought ways to curb the safety net program.
East Bay Program Subsidizes Low-Income Families Eating HealthyA government program that gives low-income families in the Bay Area a chance to eat healthier practically for free doesn't get many takers, but some workers involved in the program are try to change that.
Food Stamp Applicants Sue Alameda County Over Alleged Delay In Processing ApplicationsThree food stamp applicants sued Alameda County in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday, alleging the county is breaking the law and harming people in need by delaying determination of eligibility for the aid program.
Congresswoman Pelosi Joined By Grandchildren To Serve Food At SF’s St. Anthony’s Dining RoomBay Area Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi visited St. Anthony's dining room in San Francisco with her grandchildren Wednesday as part of a family tradition that goes back many years.
Enrollment In State’s Food Assistance Program More Than Doubled During Recession Participation in CalFresh, California's food assistance program, more than doubled during the economic downturn according to information coming out of the state legislative analyst’s office.
St. Anthony's Foundation Gears Up For Thanksgiving Amid Increasing NeedWith Thanksgiving a day away, local food banks are reporting a surge in turkey donations. In San Francisco, St. Anthony’s Foundation charity managers said the need has grown as well.
Computer Glitch Cancels Food Stamp Cards For Thousands Of CaliforniansA computer glitch that inadvertently cancelled food stamp cards has left tens of thousands of Californians unable to use them to buy food.
San Francisco Food Bank Denied Federal Funds Second Year In A Row The San Francisco Food bank was denied federal funding for the second year in a row. As a result the bank’s executive director is now seeking donations and requesting a review of the federal funding formula.
Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don't Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% ControversyRomney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.
KCBS In Depth: Follow The Money Behind Food StampsFood stamps help feed the poor, but they also help to pad the bank accounts of some of the nation's biggest food corporations. That's according to a Bay Area activist who's on a crusade to take junk food off the government assistance table.
GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours
ConsumerWatch: New System Delays Calif. Food Stamp ApplicationsA new system of processing applications for food stamps is leaving some Californians hungry, and waiting longer than they should for their benefits.