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Feeding Seniors and People with Disabilities

Tuesday, June 11, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rebecca Lamers
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Franken Amendment Would Help Feed Hungry Seniors, People with Disabilities

Sen. Al Franken (Minn.) proposed an amendment during last week's Farm Bill debate that would allow homebound seniors and people with disabilities to use the food assistance program SNAP to purchase groceries through public or nonprofit grocery delivery organizations. This amendment passed the Senate with unanimous consent, and is also expected to be included in the House's version of the Farm Bill.


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