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Federal rule change could cut thousands of county residents from free food program

Original post made on Sep 26, 2019

Three million Americans could lose access to federal food assistance programs under new rules proposed by the Trump administration, including thousands of residents in Santa Clara County.

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Posted by A new low.
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 26, 2019 at 12:49 pm

A new low. is a registered user.

Cutting funding for food for low income families is a new low.

This makes my heart ache.


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Posted by Anon
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 26, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Demoralizing, yes. But, not exactly "new".

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Posted by no heart, voila, no heartache!
a resident of Greendell/Walnut Grove
on Sep 26, 2019 at 1:55 pm

> This makes my heart ache.

Welp, the peeps doing this don't have to worry about heartache.


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Posted by Liz Gardner
a resident of Mayfield
on Sep 26, 2019 at 3:18 pm

This is not only a loss food in the bellies of our children, it's a loss of funding for our local school districts as well. These draconian, regressive and punitive measures is another way for Trumpism to lay a heavy, depressing blow on the shoulders of our most vulnerable - children and families. SAME SHAME DIFFERENT DAY! Our oppressive tax policies first went after our public education, then our right to decent/safe affordable housing. Now they are clearing out the crumbs from the shelves our cupboards.


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