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State hides food from children

Shhhh! Help is available for poor people. Don’t pass it on.
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration has discontinued use of a federal grant program to help poor people apply for food stamps. Theresa Freed, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF), was quoted as saying, “We simply do not believe taxpayer dollars should be used to recruit people to be on welfare.”
Five community outreach groups had applied for federal funding and it had been approved to start on Oct. 1. But on Sept. 30, DCF told the groups it was turning down the federal ...

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