U.S. Senate Farm Bill Slashes $4.5 Billion from Food Stamps Threatening 24,000 in Illinois

(Chicago) –The 2012 farm bill approved last week by the U.S. Senate cut $4.5 billion from federal nutrition assistance funding, which could eliminate food stamps for 24,000 already hungry Illinois residents, including 5,000 in Chicago. Those estimates were released today by a Chicago-based nutrition group which helps feed and sustain low-income people living with HIV/AIDS…

U.S. Senator Richard Lugar’s 2012 Farm Bill Would Eliminate Food Stamps for 74,000 in Illinois

(Chicago) – April 3, 2012. Republican Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana reintroduced legislation last month to cut $40 billion from federal farming support and federal nutrition assistance funding, which could eliminate food stamps for 74,000 already hungry Illinois residents, including 15,000 in Chicago. Those estimates come from a Chicago-based nutrition group which helps feed and…

Heartland Health Outreach Teams Provide Flu Shots, Blood Pressure Checks, Dental Exams

(Chicago, IL) – In November, healthcare teams from Heartland Health Outreach visited the Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Health north, south and west side program sites to provide health services to grocery and nutrition program participants. Nurse practitioners, medical case managers, physician assistants, and a dentist gave flu shots, checked blood pressure, completed medical history…