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Variety and choice are keys to success in Cobb County

Variety and choice are keys to success in Cobb County – Celebrating 40 Years of School Lunch Steve Watson Variety and Choice Are Keys to Success In Cobb County If you spent your early years washing pots and pans, making things “spic and span’ might become a way of life. And that’s exactly what has […]

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Teamwork gets results for food stamp managers

Teamwork gets results for food stamp managers Jane Mattern Vachon Team problem solving is what a new state self-help effort in the Food Stamp Program is all about. Initiated and supported by the Food and Nutrition Service, the effort enables the most talented federal, state, and local food stamp managers to work together in helping […]

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Food help and community service go hand in hand

Food help and community service go hand in hand Joanne Widner Look closely at any successful operation, and you’re likely to find people who are energetic, creative, and enthusiastic about what they do. That’s certainly true of the people who run two successful Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) sites in Des Moines, Iowa, and Denver, […]

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Food distribution in South Dakota: a finely tuned system gets USDA food to the people who need it

Food distribution in South Dakota: a finely tuned system gets USDA food to the people who need it – U.S. Department of Agriculture Joanne Widner “Service” an”accountability” are key words for government managers in the 1980’s. But how successfully are the two combined? Very successfully, if you’re talking about food distribution in South Dakota. South […]

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The Kansas City commodity office – a vital link in the chain

The Kansas City commodity office – a vital link in the chain – federal commodity procurement and distribution system Joanne Widner The Kansas City Commodity Office–A Vital Link In the Chain The federal commodity procurementand distribution system has developed from its Depression-era beginnings into a coordinated effort involving three USDA agencies–the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), […]

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Bar coding helps streamline delivery of commodity foods: like shopping at a supermarket…

Bar coding helps streamline delivery of commodity foods: like shopping at a supermarket… – Commodity Supplemental Food Program Mary Jane Getlinger Electronic technology is speeding service for participants in USDA’s Commodity Supplemental Food Program [CSFP], too. At the food distribution center run by the Detroit-based nonprofit organization “Focus: HOPE,” a supermarket set-up had already freed […]

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Florida food stamp families learn while they wait

Florida food stamp families learn while they wait Brenda. Schuler Florida Food Stamp Families Learn While They Wait With tight budgets, it’s a real challenge for government agencies to add new services these days. But, by making good use of training technology and by carefully using available resources, state food stamp managers in Florida have […]

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setting trends in feeding children

School lunch in New York City: setting trends in feeding children Lonnie Pidel New York City! The Big Apple! A city of superlatives: high finance, high buildings, high fashion, and the nation’s largest school food services program-bigger than Chicago, Houston, Baltimore, and San Diego combined. How big is big? * Last year, New York schools […]

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Using coupons helps too

Using coupons helps too – advice from Food Stamp participants Brenda Schuler Using Coupons Helps, Too . . . Joy Alexander, a member of the Walthall County, Mississippi, welfare advisory council, arrived at the October council session early. Alexander, a food stamp participant, had some news she wanted to share with the other members. “Look,’ […]

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Food distribution: making a good program even better; an interview with USDA secretary Richard E. Lyng – includes articles on management of USDA

Food distribution: making a good program even better; an interview with USDA secretary Richard E. Lyng – includes articles on management of USDA – interview Wini Scheffler Food Distribution: Making A Good Program Even Better An Interview with USDA Secretary Richard E. Lyng To picture America is to evoke a visionof agricultural plenty. Yet images […]