Tag Archives: food stamps

Black farmers gather in Oakland to discuss gentrification and the future of their community

Black farmers gather in Oakland to discuss food deserts, the future, and the history of their community.
Oakland resident JD Schreiber peruses fresh vegetables on display at the Jack London Square Farmers' Market, where vendors accept food stamps.

Proposed cuts to food stamps may affect Oakland’s farmers’ markets

A growing number of food stamp recipients are using their benefits at Oakland farmers' markets. But profits from such transactions could decline if a proposed $16.5 billion cut to the federal food stamp program passes...

Oakland assemblyman wants to lift food stamp ban for ex-drug felons

A new bill authored by Oakland State Assemblyman Sandre Swanson could lift the ban preventing former drug offenders from receiving food stamps. “It is the right thing to do,” Swanson said, adding that California invests...