By Kathleen Murphy Child Nutrition Specialist Virginia Hunger Solutions Across the state, around 11 am, millions of students flood cafeterias ready to eat. Many have packed lunches from home. Others buy their lunches from the school cafeteria. As students approach the cash register they enter a pin number, say their name, or pay for the […]Just Say No
Each legislative session in recent years has ushered in multiple proposals to drug test TANF recipients. This year was no exception. A House subcommittee on Health, Welfare, and Institutions considered three such measures earlier this week, but declined to advance either of them. The subcommittee got it right and here’s why: There is no statewide […]Below the Poverty Line
This year, multiple legislators have introduced bills designed to increase TANF benefits; and for good reason. TANF, which provides cash-assistance for low-income families with children, has weakened considerably as a safety net. Since 1996, the value of program benefits has declined by 28% in Virginia. Current benefit levels can leave family incomes well below the […]Anti-Hunger Policy Conference Postponed
The Virginia Hunger Solutions Anti-Hunger Policy Conference has been postponed. A new date and location will be available soon! If you have questions or need assistance, ask Virginia Hunger Solutions.