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The latest information on SNAP/ Food Stamp advocacy in Massachusetts.

SNAP Coalition meeting now this FRIDAY, 1/30/15; Gov Baker issues Closing all State Offices for Tuesday; MA Legislative Bill Filing deadline extended t0 2/2/15

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:07pm -- FoodSNAP
Rescheduled SNAP Coalition meeting:
We have MOVED the SNAP Coalition meeting to this Friday, January 30th from 10 AM to Noon.  We have space at St Francis House, 5th floor (FIFTH) for the meeting.  DTA Acting Commissioner Thomas Massimo has confirmed he is available to attend for the first part of the meeting.  See AGENDA below. 
 

Bill filed to increase SNAP participation, reduce churning and improve nutrition, health and housing for children! Call your State Senator and Rep to Co-Sign before 5 PM on Feb 4th!

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:33am -- FoodSNAP
MLRI is pleased to be collaborating with the Healthy Food, Healthy Homes, Healthy Children (HHH) Coalition - a broad-based Coalition coordinated by Health Care for All. The HHH Coalition is working on legislation to address a range of concerns affecting low income children.  
 

12/18/14 Press: "Food Stamp Reforms Ruining Christmas"; Triage suggestions for fixing SNAP closed cases over holidays

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:54am -- FoodSNAP
The following news story came over the wire late Thursday: http://www.vice.com/read/food-stamp-reforms-are-ruining-christmas-1218.  The story reports on families from Merrimack Valley struggling to get benefits and includes a statement from SEIU regarding the woefully understaffed offices.
 

Additional Resources for your SNAP Advocacy Work - MLRI posts DTA's Online Guide on www.masslegalservices.org

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:14am -- FoodSNAP
1. DTA Online Guide

In the past, DTA updated policy and practices with DTA staff through issuing DTA Operations Memos. As of the end of October, DTA stopped releasing DTA Operations Memos and began updating policy internally through the DTA Online Guide.  
 

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