Virginia Cooperative Extension raises food insecurity awareness through farmers market SNAP challenge
In honor of Hunger Action Month, Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Family Nutrition Program and the Blacksburg Farmers Market have partnered to host the 2015 Farmers Market Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Challenge from Sept. 13 -19.
Beginning this week, Project GROWS will be offering two for one to SNAP/EBT customers at the North Augusta Farmers Market on Wednesdays at the Augusta County Government Center and at the Waynesboro Farmers Market on Saturday mornings at Constitution Park.
Recruitment is underway to fill two positions for an Outreach Specialist in the Staunton, Augusta, Waynesboro and Harrisonburg Rockingham Regions at the Valley Program for Aging Services.
Kathryn Coit, Valley Program for Aging Services Outreach Specialist and Coordinator visited Bath Community Senior Center July 3.
On June 4, VPAS Outreach Coordinator Debbie Branham and Outreach Specialist Kathryn Coit trained eight volunteers for the National Council on Aging (NCOA) grant-funded expansion of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach at area food pantries.
The Bath Community Senior Center members traveled to Highland County to attend a Senior Luncheon on June 11.
During two enrollment sessions in June, older adults with limited income will be eligible to receive $40 in coupons to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs at the Staunton, Verona, and Waynesboro Farmer’s Markets this summer.
SAW Regional Director Janice Gentry was asked to speak to the United Methodist Women’s Group at Main Street United Methodist Church on May 8.
There are more than 240 farmers’ markets in Virginia, and now more consumers than ever can shop at them as the U.S. Department of Agriculture expands the mobility of its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
As the May 1 Virginia state tax filing deadline approaches, the United States Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) released the 2014 “Picking up the Tab” report that shows the cost to individuals and small businesses for big corporations’ use of offshore tax havens.
The rain couldn’t stop us from celebrating our volunteers today at the Timberville Broadway Senior Center.
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Tim Kaine (D-Va,) voted Tuesday for Senate passage of the bipartisan Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2014, which now goes to the President for his signature.
Members of Congress have announced a deal on the “Farm Bill” and it just passed the House by a 251-166 margin. It will now move to the Senate. 103 Democrats voted against the Farm Bill on concerns that cuts to the food stamp program were draconian. And they’re right.
On Tuesday, January 14 the Mobile Information Station (MIS) site visit for Augusta County was at the Craigsville Community Center.
The Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro and Harrisonburg-Rockingham expansion of the Mobile Information Station (MIS) took off for real this week, and it has been very encouraging.
With funding from the Food Research and Action Center, the Virginia Poverty Law Center has launched a new initiative to fight hunger in the Commonwealth – Virginia Hunger Solutions. VPLC’s work in this area will be led by LaTonya Reed, public benefits staff attorney at the Center.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined 38 Senate colleagues Monday urging congressional budget conferees to fight against cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).