Monday, February 16, 2009

Food Stamp Concerns in RI

A fellow staff member at Street Sights today mentioned that she's covering an interesting story in Providence -- that local advocates are requesting an increase in the number of RI government employees hired to oversee the distribution of food stamps, as well as the removal or revision of the current assets-test used to determine eligibility. I'll post a link to the issue, if we cover this story in next month's Street Sights. ***Channel 10 (NBC) was present at this morning's protest. Click here for the Channel 10 video.

Also, the February issue of Street Sights, including our first report on the tent city in Providence, is now available online. You can find it here (be patient, it takes a while to fully load) or at the main website for Street Sights.