Barbara Williams points out the damage to her home and said glass from the window behind her somehow missed her when the tornado struck on Friday, March 31, 2023. She was pulling belongings from her home on Cobble Hill Road Monday afternoon, April 3. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Food benefits available to some Arkansans affected by tornadoes

BY: - April 24, 2023

Tornado-affected residents of Cross, Lonoke and Pulaski counties may be eligible for help obtaining food under the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), state and federal officials announced Monday. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said approximately 1,600 households that may not normally be eligible under regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rules may qualify for […]

A child joins his father at a food pantry in the Bronx, New York City in September 2022. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Congress knows how to slash child poverty. It just needs to do it.

BY: - November 22, 2022

If you could prevent millions of children from falling back into poverty, would you? Most of us, I imagine, would answer “yes” without hesitation. But not Congress. For nearly a year, lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have dithered as the policy directly responsible for a dramatic decline in poverty last year lapsed. It’s time for Congress […]