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Boston SNAP Coalition Meeting Tuesday Feb 24th; Today's press from MassLive.com re Impact of MA SNAP Caseload drop triggering increased demand on food pantries

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:04pm -- FoodSNAP
This is a quick reminder about the next SNAP Coalition meeting in Boston, Tuesday, February 24th from 10 to Noon at St Francis House in Boston 
The tentative AGENDA will include:
  • Most recent FNS data re ongoing SNAP caseload decline in Massachusetts with national trend
  • Ongoing discussion of impact of the DTA "modernization" changes creating significant access barriers and erroneous terminations - identifying priority issues for Baker Administration to address

Good News on Breakfast in the Classroom and Instructional Time; Updated SNAP At-A-Glance charts; Updated DTA Policy On-Line on MLRI webpage

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 5:01pm -- FoodSNAP
This is a quick email in between all the snow storms to share some information with you in your anti-hunger advocacy work.
 
Breakfast in the Classroom and Instructional Time - YES! 

USDA and DTA extend time frame for SNAP Replacement Benefits for Households Impacted by Winter Storm Juno - New Deadline is Feb 18th

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:03pm -- FoodSNAP
On Monday afternoon we received word that USDA and DTA agreed to EXTEND the deadline for SNAP to February 18th (Wednesday) for certain SNAP households to request SNAP "replacement" or "misfortune" benefits. These are SNAP households who lost power for 4 or more hours as a result of January 26-28th Winter Storm Juno. The SNAP households who were impacted the most by this storm live on Nantucket and Cape Cod, mostly Provincetown. The original deadline for replacement benefits was February 8th.
 

SNAP 101 and Vets Trainings still ON for Wednesday in Boston; Patriot's Victory Parade; Deadline Extended for House Reps to Co-Sponsor Legislation til 5 PM Wed

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 1:21pm -- FoodSNAP
The words I wish to write about these non-stop NE snow storms are not suitable for print... but, remember, we are HEARTY New Englanders !  Toward that end, please note the following:
 
SNAP 101 Basic Benefits AM Training and Veterans Benefits PM Training are ON for tomorrow!
 

Reminder - Rescheduled SNAP Coalition Boston Meeting tomorrow, 10 AM - Noon

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 4:01pm -- FoodSNAP
This is a brief reminder that we will proceed with the January SNAP Coalition meeting tomorrow, January 30th, 10 AM to Noon at St Francis House, 5th floor
 
Yes, we know there is another winter storm on the way. But we are hearty New Englanders !  The Coalition meeting will be canceled only if the Governor declares another state of emergency and advises state workers to stay home. Treats for those who brave the elements!  That being said, please make a safe travel decision. 
 

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