Guest opinion with the Idaho Statesman: Paying workers enough to live on is an ethical issue

IIRAH Conveners Darcy James and Peter Lichtenstein co-author guest opinion piece in the Idaho Statesman. To read the opinion go to:  


There is a minimum wage bill coming up in Congress. See where IIRAH stands on wage issues by reading our White Paper: IIRAH Position Paper on Wage Justice Final


The US Senate and House of Representatives are in the thick of negotiations to bring together their different versions of a Farm Bill, with nutrition programs (including food stamps) still under threat of severe reductions. To weigh in on the issue of budget priorities for poor and hungry people, call our Idaho senators, Mike Crapo […]


Many Idahoans who would be eligible for SNAP/Food Stamps have never applied for them. Applications are handled by the Department of Health and Welfare, which has a good track record in processing applications and approving claims. IIRAH has joined forces with other nonprofit groups to get the word out to families that might benefit, especially […]

IIRAH newsletter September 2013

Staggered Issuance of SNAP (Food Stamps) in Idaho & SNAP Program Facts

Idaho Interfaith Roundtable Against Hunger Issue Paper Single-Day Issuance of Food Stamps in Idaho—Unnecessary Strain on Food Stamp Participants, Idahoans, and Grocers THE ISSUE AND CONTEXT Since the l960s, the Food Stamp Program has become the largest nutrition and food assistance program, serving over 46 million Americans in April of 2012 and over 234,000 Idahoans […]

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