food pantries http://wfae.org en Food Stamp Cuts Are Latest Problem For NC Families, Food Pantries http://wfae.org/post/food-stamp-cuts-are-latest-problem-nc-families-food-pantries <p>Almost <a href="http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dss/stats/docs/FNSIN/FNSIN09-13.pdf" target="_blank">151,000</a> low-income people in Mecklenburg County will have less money for food this month.</p><p>That's because of federal cuts to the food stamp program that took effect this month. In North Carolina, those cuts follow state changes in the past year that already had food pantries scrambling to meet increasing demand.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:15:38 +0000 Michael Tomsic 39283 at http://wfae.org Food Stamp Cuts Are Latest Problem For NC Families, Food Pantries Food Lion Donates $500K To Help WIC Recipients During Shutdown http://wfae.org/post/food-lion-donates-500k-help-wic-recipients-during-shutdown <p>Food Lion has donated $500,000 in gift cards to food banks across the state, including Second Harvest, to plug a gap caused by the partial government shutdown. On Tuesday, the state stopped issuing WIC benefits that provide food to low&ndash;income women, infants and children because federal funds have run out.</p><p>Food Lion spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown says the gift cards in $5 increments will supplement food bank supplies that may not include essentials that WIC buys &ndash; such as baby formula and diapers.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 19:32:34 +0000 Julie Rose 37046 at http://wfae.org Poverty Increased Last Year In The Carolinas http://wfae.org/post/poverty-increased-last-year-carolinas <p>Poverty is one the rise in the Carolinas. The Census Bureau announced Thursday morning that almost 100,000 more people were driven into poverty last year in North and South Carolina. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:15:39 +0000 Michael Tomsic 5807 at http://wfae.org Poverty Increased Last Year In The Carolinas