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Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson and ten other members of the Florida Congressional delegation sent a letter (view here) to Gov. Rick Scott asking him to take steps to ensure that Floridians have adequate access to food after Hurricane Irma. The group asked the governor to seek additional assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to further meet the needs of Florida’s most vulnerable citizens during this time. You can read the Press Release from Rep. L...

The over 300,000 Floridians who qualify for SNAP (food stamps) now face a work requirement which took effect on January 1st, 2017. Particularly in rural communities where jobs are far and few between, this new requirement threatens the ability for many to feed their families. State Senators Bill Montford and Dwight Bullard have spoken out against reinstating the work requirement saying that state is diverse and economic standing varies.

“Especially in North Florida, in th...

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