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Breakfast > Bell Victory; MA Sign-on letter to USDA to extend child nutrition waivers; More schools can offer universal free meals (CEP)

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 5:06pm -- FoodSNAP
We are writing with three important school meal issues to get on your radar, and especially as schools wrestle with reopening.  

Breakfast after the Bell - VICTORY!  

Final push #BoostSNAPnow - calls to Congress TODAY! SNAP Coalition meeting AGENDA, Tues 8/4/20

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 1:21pm -- FoodSNAP

We are looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow AM on the SNAP Coalition call but we need you to do something TODAY!  

Final push for #BoostSNAPnow in Congress:

Please keep up the drum beat with calls to both Congress and Governor Baker to secure a SNAP boost in the next COVID-19 package.  Conversations are going on “behind closed doors” – which kinda hints they might be close to some agreements. 

Calls to CONGRESS needed TODAY to #BoostSNAPnow in #COVID19 bill; Reminder re SNAP & households losing Unemployment

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 11:01am -- FoodSNAP

We need your help TODAY.  The U.S. Senate released a COVID-19 package totally unacceptable to address the needs of states and localities, including NO funding to boost SNAP.

Call MA Delegation today:  See FRAC alert BELOW. Please call, tweet and email your member of Congress today to #BoostSNAPnow. Please also send a LTE to your local media outlet and get vocal on social media!

This Massachusetts data reinforces how dire the need is to #BoostSNAPnow:

SNAP & FPUC, P-EBT, food pantries & IDs, virtual Lift Our Kids lobby day

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 3:16pm -- FoodSNAP
Updates and action steps below! We hope you have a very good weekend. The next SNAP Coalition meeting will be Tuesday, 8/4. 
 
SNAP and interruption to FPUC - what to tell households
 
Tomorrow, Saturday 7/25, is the last date - for now, at least - that unemployment benefit recipients will get the $600 boost to their weekly unemployment (either regular UI or PUA). This weekly boost is called FPUC. 
 
What to know about the future of FPUC:

Rolling Rally reminder; Updated food insecurity data; Un-activated P-EBT cards; Pandemic Unemployment Update

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 5:46pm -- FoodSNAP
We are writing with a variety of updates and key information and remind you about Tuesday's SNAP Coalition Zoom meeting. We also want to remind you that this Monday, July 20th is the National "Rolling Rally" to urge the Senate to #BoostSNAPNow in the next COVID-19 package.

Updated P-EBT data; Target cities and towns for more P_EBT Outreach efforts

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 12:01pm -- FoodSNAP

DTA has kindly shared updated data on the number of P-EBT cards (individual cards issued to children) in all MA cities and towns.  Most eligible families were issued nearly $399 in total P-EBT benefits, either on their DTA EBT cards or through the  P-EBT card mailed to families.  DTA sent an email yesterday to SNAP partners with important information to remind families about P-EBT, see attached PDF.  

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