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

September and October SNAP Trainings, Coalition Meetings, Food for Good Conference and an MLRI Job Annoucement

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 4:38pm -- FoodSNAP

As you start dusting off the pile of unopened mail and emails from your summer break or getting kids back to school, we wanted to alert you to a number of SNAP related events that you may want to tuck into your fall calendar. We are also delighted to include an MLRI job announcement on a very exciting project!  So, brace yourselves for a busy fall!!

SNAP Academy Webinar - SNAP and Low Income College Students: September 16th

This one hour FREE webinar is on:Wednesday, September 16th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST

Upcoming SNAP Academy Webinar on "SNAP and College Students" - September 16th!

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:58am -- FoodSNAP

Greetings. In case you are not on the CBPP eblast list, their SNAP Academy Webinar series is gearing up again - with the first starting on September 16th. These are FREE webinars with presenters throughout the country on important SNAP issues. Mark your calendars !! See also link for audio/powerpoints on first webinar series.

MA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Regional Meetings in September: Updated Flier for Oct 30th Food for Good/Sustainable Solutions to Hunger Conference in Amherst

Sat, 08/15/2015 - 10:25am -- FoodSNAP
Below is a detailed email from Frank Nocito Martinez regarding the MA FINI grants under the Healthy Incentive Program (HIP) for Boston, North East. South Shore, Central and Western MA. Please contact Frank if you have questions. This is an exciting opportunity to increase SNAP participation in farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets and CSAs by making fresh fruits and veggies affordable!.

Summer SNAP Notes: Promising SNAP Caseload Data for MA!! DTA's New Scorecard; Oct 30th Conference Food for Good; Upcoming SNAP Coalition Dates

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:49pm -- FoodSNAP
Greetings in the early weeks of August. We are writing to share a couple of items that have surfaced recently and flag new issues. 

1. MA SNAP Caseload No Longer Dropping - Most recent USDA SNAP data shows small MA caseload increase in May 2015!!  THANK YOU!! 

The battle is not over to repair the broken safety-net, but we have GOOD NEWS!  We have STOPPED THE DROP! 

Springfield State St. DTA office change to SNAP processing center--no more walk-in services

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:27pm -- FoodSNAP
Please see attached letter from Commissioner McCue regarding changes at the Springfield State St. DTA office. 
TODAY, July 31, will be the last day for walk-in services at the State Street location. Starting on Monday, August 3, DTA will move services for walk-in clients to Springfield Liberty (95 Liberty St). The State Street office will be serving as a processing center for SNAP documents. DTA has sent notices to clients in the Springfield State catchment area about this change. 

Upcoming Food SNAP Coalition on July 28th; Follow up from SNAP Elder Working Group; Good news on MEFAP funding !

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:10am -- FoodSNAP

1. Boston SNAP Coalition on Tuesday, July 28th:

This is a reminder that our next SNAP Coalition meeting is July 28 from 10 to Noon at St Francis House in Boston, 39 Boylston Street, 6th Floor. There is NO Coalition meeting in August.  The SNAP Coalition agenda will include:

Sign up for FRAC Webinar: SNAP Matters for People with Disabilities

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:52pm -- FoodSNAP
We wanted to be sure you knew about the upcoming SNAP webinar from our colleagues at the Food Research Action Center next Tuesday afternoon, July 28th at 1 PM. This FREE webinar starts is an hour after the Boston SNAP Coalition meeting ends (10 to Noon at St Francis House in Boston). For Coalition members who are traveling a distance and want to participate in the Webinar from MLRI's office, let us know. 


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