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The Bad "Welfare Bills" Bills Are Dead

The Bad “Welfare Bills” Bills Are Dead

 Public Benefits Legislative Update

               This year, the leadership of the House of Delegates unleashed a series of attacks … Read more

Action Needed – Oppose HB2213 -PLEASE CALL TODAY!

There are several very disturbing bills pending at the General Assembly that would limit/cut TANF and SNAP (food stamps) benefits.… Read more

VPLC Opposes HB 2213

VPLC Opposes HB 2213

VPLC Opposes HB 2213 Because It Would Hurt The Poorest Virginia Families’ Opportunities To Become Self-Sufficient And Independent.

 

Currently, the … Read more

Virginia Hunger Solutions Debuts School Breakfast Report with First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe

Virginia Hunger Solutions Debuts School Breakfast Report with First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe

 

Virginia Hunger Solutions (VHS), a project of the Virginia Poverty Law Center in conjunction with the Food Research & … Read more

Just Say No

Just Say No

Each legislative session in recent years has ushered in multiple proposals to drug test TANF recipients. This year was no … Read more

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 … Read more

2015 SNAP Challenge: Reflection and Need for Action

SNAP Challenge: Final Reflections

 

How do you afford to eat on a budget of just $4 per day? Such … Read more

Anti-Hunger Policy Conference Postponed

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… Read more
Summer Meals Reaching One in Six Low-Income Children in Virginia

Summer Meals Reaching One in Six Low-Income Children in Virginia

A new report finds that participation in the Summer Nutrition Programs decreased in Virginia last year, with 66,402 low-income children … Read more

VPLC Anti Hunger Policy Conference

VPLC Anti Hunger Policy Conference

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Delivers Keynote Address at Anti Hunger Policy Conference.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for … Read more

Food Stamp Challenge: Reflections on Eating for $32 a Week

Could you eat for $32 a week?  Since Monday, November 4, Virginia Poverty Law Center staff have been doing just … Read more

Working with Food Research and Action Center, VPLC Launches Initiative to Fight Hunger

With funding from the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), the Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) has launched a new … Read more

Food Stamp Challenge: November 4-8, 2013

Could you eat for $32 a week? Join The Virginia Food Stamp Challenge! November 4th-8th, 2013

The Food Stamp Challenge offers … Read more

Hunger Amid Plenty

By LaTonya Reed and Amy Woolard, Richmond Times-Dispatch Op-Ed

Although Virginia ranks high in overall measures of wealth — we … Read more

Welfare bills progress in the Virginia Senate

By Kathy Adams, The Virginian-Pilot

Efforts to expand welfare eligibility, drug test some welfare recipients and limit where their benefits … Read more