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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for June 2019

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

Wed, June 26th - ‘Keep Families Together’ Day of Action Webinar (against Trump Admin HUD eviction rules) with US Rep. Garcia (TX)

TO:  SNAP Coalition Members
FR:  Pat Baker

Coalition AGENDA for June 25th meeting, College Student Hunger, Veterans Services Benefits calculator !

Looking forward to seeing on at next week's Boston SNAP Coalition meeting on Tuesday, June 25th from 10 to Noon at St Francis House in Boston (39 Boylston Street, 6th Floor).  Below is the agenda and some additional items regarding veterans benefits and college students to share with you.

Boston SNAP Coalition Meeting – June 25t AGENDA:

News on HIP, Food is Medicine and School Meals; No Student Hungry Coalition meeting July 18th

There's been lots of great local news we wanted to be sure you saw while keeping up the drum roll up on the FY20 Budget priorities for HIP, SNAP Gap and other important campaigns.

Boston Globe- 6/13/19 - Students are being shamed and punished over lunch debt, and it may take legislation to stop it

Just posted, Boston Globe's article on school meal shaming and state legislation pending before Mass Legislature. 

80 MA orgs sign letter to FY20 Conf Comm re SNAP Gap; MLRI releases report "Evicted for Life"

SNAP Gap and FY20 Budget

Resources: WIC, cash assistance and public charge

We have a variety of resources to share with the SNAP Coalition on WIC, Cash Assistance, and Public Charge. 
2019 WIC brochure 

Please add your organization's name to the SNAP Gap letter to the FY20 Budget Conf Committee - 5 PM Deadline today !

5 PM DEADLINE today - to get your organization listed on the sign on letter to the FY20 Conference Committee! 
Reminder, the Senate FY20 budget has both $1M funding and language directing the Baker Administration to pilot allowing applicants for subsidized health care (MassHealth and Medicare Savings Program) the option of applying for SNAP at the same time.  The House FY2018 budget does not include this language or funding. We need your support to encourage the FY20 Conference Committee to "recede" to the Senate provision.