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Jay Says Cut in Food Aid Hurts West Virginia

November 27, 2013

Charleston Gazette – Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said thousands of West Virginians celebrating Thanksgiving will be plagued by “devastating” reductions in federal food assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Read

In his weekly Wednesday column, Rockefeller wrote, “It’s a time of gratitude and love shining through in busy kitchens and around crowded dining room tables. It is a time for recipes to be handed down and leftovers shared.