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Hungry for change

UC Berkeley students turn to community in struggle to feed families and themselves

An incoming student-parent at UC Berkeley, Cynthia Leimbach faced 48 days without food stamps, a holdup caused by her move from Orange County.
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The season for empty plates

 As grocery stores begin stocking their shelves with turkey paraphernalia, menorahs and Christmas lights, America’s poor await a grim gift from the federal government: brutal cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. In just days, the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s modest 5.5 percent
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