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U.S. food banks struggle to meet new demand caused by food stamp cuts

Across the country, food banks that were already struggling to feed the millions of U.S. citizens who need nutritional assistance are now bracing for a surge in demand for help as deep cuts in the food stamp program take effect. According to NBC News, one in seven Americans will be…

Republican congressman tells constituent asking about food stamp cuts: ‘Let him not eat’

A Facebook question from a Bismark, North Dakota resident to his congressman started off rockily yesterday, when the congressman dismissed a religious argument opposed to cuts in the federal food stamp program with a religious quote. “2 Thessalonians 3:10 English Standard Version (ESV) 10 For even when we were with…

Texas mom shoots kids, kills self after being denied food stamps

A Texas woman’s trip to the welfare office ended in tragedy Tuesday when she shot her two children and then turned the gun on herself after being denied food stamps. Authorities in Laredo said that 38-year-old Rachelle Grimmer killed herself during a seven-hour standoff with police. Her children, 10 year-old…

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