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Families and Food Bank Brace for Expiration of SNAP Emergency Allotments

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, provides financial assistance to help low-income individuals and families purchase food. It is considered the nation’s first line of…

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Texas Lawmakers Can Help Fight Hunger in the 88th Legislative Session

As state lawmakers begin filing legislation for the 88th State Legislature, anti-hunger advocates are calling on our elected officials to push for policy solutions that address hunger and food insecurity. …

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SNAP Application Backlog Impacts Neighbors at Critical Time

At the North Texas Food Bank, our Social Services Assistance team speaks to our neighbors every day, and that is how we met Susan.* Susan and her husband renewed their…

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How Are Current International Events Affecting North Texans?

Author Nadeem Aslam wrote, “Pull a thread here, and you’ll find it’s attached to the rest of the world.” Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic and Russian invasion of Ukraine are two…

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NTFB Government Relations Team Concludes Congressional Lobby Week

Once again, the North Texas Food Bank has received the Highest Honor Roll for our advocacy efforts. We are proud of our work that ensures the voices of all stakeholders…

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NTFB Prepares for Increased Demand with Expiration of Expanded Child Tax Credit

January marks the first month that Americans will not be receiving their expanded child tax credit check, leaving millions of families unable to meet basic nutritional needs. Beginning in July…

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El aumento permanente de SNAP entra en vigor

In August, the Federal Government announced a permanent 25% increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, the largest-ever increase in benefit levels for people participating in the program. The increase takes…

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El crédito fiscal ampliado está reduciendo el hambre infantil, pero puede hacer mucho más

Last week, Congress voted to proceed on a transformative bill that would, among other things, keep a potent new weapon in the fight against child hunger. The expanded Child Tax…

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Nueva ley SNAP marca el final de la 87.a sesión legislativa de Texas

On May 31, 2021, the 87th Texas Legislature session came to an end. During this meeting, law makers, advocates, lobbyists, and the public developed and worked on pieces of legislation…

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Prioridades legislativas de NTFB

The North Texas Food Bank continually works with local, state and federal officials to advance policies that address the complexities that can lead to hunger. Advocacy work is vital to…

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