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The Source - May 22, 2013
Wed May 22, 2013
The Source: Hunger In Texas & At-Home Gardening
In the first segment:
Last week the House of Representatives voted to cut $20 billion from the nation's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or what is commonly called "food stamps."
According to the Texas Food Bank Network, one in five Texas households struggle to meet their food needs. The Congressional Budget Office says the number of Americans receiving SNAP has nearly doubled in just 5 years, going from 26 million in 2007 to 47 million today.
U.S. Congressman Pete Gallego joined us to talk about the fight to maintain funding while San Antonio Food Bank Cheif Development Officer, Michael Guerra, joins told about the state of hunger in Bexar County. Tim Smeeding of the Institute for Research on Poverty oriented us to the impacts of SNAP and what cuts could mean.
- Learn more about hunger in San Antonio at: www.safoodbank.org/index.php/info
In the second segment:
The bounty of your home garden's harvest can feed the family even in San Antonio's heat. Join David Rodriguez from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and Anne Schiller, coordinator for Gardening Volunteers of South Texas.
*The Source airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM - audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.