Tag: food insecurity

The RESTORE Act is essential to ex-convicts struggling to assimilate

In May 2023, at the 118th Congress, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Raphael Warnock (D-GA) introduced the bicameral RESTORE Act with Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN).  The RESTORE Act, which stands for Re-entry Support Through Opportunities for Resources and Essentials, is a policy that tackles food insecurity of incarcerated individuals. This […]

Iowa proposes bill to limit SNAP purchases

Food stamps have become a staple in the lives of many Americans since the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020. These benefits helped those who weren’t able to work or were food insecure, but Republican lawmakers in Iowa have recently proposed a bill that would restrict the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance […]

CCEC’s Hunger Banquet brings awareness to poverty

Photo by Hope Patti Hosted in the Alumni Lounges by the Civic and Community Engagement Center, the Oxfam Hunger Banquet was the capstone event of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and set out to bring awareness about poverty and hunger. Using three different areas, the banquet highlighted the differences between […]

SGA gives presentation on efforts to aid homeless

Photo courtesy of MM, Wikipedia In honor of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, SGA President Stephan Lally and SGA Senate Vice President Jaime Velazquez gave a presentation on their work to reduce food insecurity on Ramapo’s campus. The initiative started last October when Karen Booth, assistant director for civic engagement, […]