Recipients of the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are bracing for a big cut when a pandemic-related increase benefit expires on March, leaving less money for them to spend on food.
St. John’s Bread & Life
Sister Finds Pragmatic Approach to Life Works Best
For Sister Caroline Tweedy R.S.M., it wasn’t an “Ah-ha moment” that led her to join the Sisters of Mercy. Rather, it just seemed like the practical thing to do.
Local Faith-Based Food Banks Fret Supply Shortages As Demand Grows
Pandemic-induced supply chain disruptions have caused unwelcome food-price hikes and shortages on the eve of the 2021 Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons. Still, local food ministries like St. John’s Bread & Life are determined to meet the needs of people struggling to feed their families.
CCBQ Makes Sure People In Need Can Enjoy Thanksgiving
With many people out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families are struggling to put together Thanksgiving meals. But religious organizations are working to supply families with turkeys to make the holiday a happy one despite the economic uncertainty.
With Subway Shutdown, Advocates Work Overtime to Help Homeless
Now that the MTA is shutting down the entire New York City subway system during late-night hours, advocates for the homeless are stepping up their efforts to help find them food and shelter.