In 1996, the federal government put a mandate on patricipants who receive benefits from the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) that if they did not have children or a disability -- they must find a job within three months of receiving the benefit. That mandate was suspended following the mortgage crisis amid widespread unemployment. On April 1, 21 states brought back the requirement despite a differing economic reality for many people using the benefit and seeking help from our food banks.
Valuing Our Volunteers | Huffington Post
It's National Volunteer Month and Julia Kathan from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is celebrating the work of volunteers like many of our food banks. Every food bank relies on volunteers to help gets food to people in need (and guess what, you can be a part of that too).
Tiffani Thiessen Volunteers | People
Tiffani Thiessen of The Cooking Channel gathers up her family to volunteer at a Women's Center in L.A.
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