Human Services Committee to Hold Hearing about Asset Test for Food Stamp Recipients
WHAT: The House Human Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), will host a public hearing about the Corbett administration’s decision to resurrect an asset test for those who apply for food stamp assistance, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

WHO: DiGirolamo and members of the Human Services Committee. Among those expected to offer testimony will be representatives from Community Legal Services, PA Food Merchants Association, Pennsylvania Convenience Store Council, Just Harvest, Coalition Against Hunger, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Service Employees International Union, Food Research and Action Center, Lutheran Children and Family Service/Liberty Lutheran, Allison Hill Community Ministries, Temple Beth El, PA Association of Area Agencies on Aging and Pennsylvania Hunger Action Center.

WHEN: Thursday, March 15, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Room 60 East Wing, Capitol Complex.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: This meeting will be streamed live at

Media contact: Jennifer Keaton, 717.705.2094,