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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for September 2019

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

SNAP COLA 10/1; MA Comments to USDA; New SNAP for College Students Bill filed

THANK YOU ALL for your incredible work submitting #HandsOffSNAP comments in opposition to the Trump Admin proposed SNAP cuts! We also want to update you on the 10/1/19 SNAP COLA, and how you can support CA Congressman Gomez EATS Legislation for college students. 

Public charge info sessions - 9/30 Malden & 10/10 Mattapan

To: Food SNAP Coalition

Boston SNAP Coalition agenda + public charge fliers in Haitian Creole/Portuguese

To: Food SNAP Coalition

AARP teams up with Project Bread for SNAP outreach - information on letters being sent to low income MA AARP Members over the next few months

We just want to flag for you a new initiative between AARP Foundation and Project Bread to reach more older adults and help them enroll in SNAP (or do a “SNAP math check- up”).  

10 Days Left to Speak Up Against Trump Administration’s Attack on SNAP

See alert from FRAC Below.  Let either of us know if you need help drafting comments.  
 
Remember, the comments can be very brief statements in opposition but please try to write unique comments (e.g. don't cut and paste the same identical text).     

SNAP Policy Update, Story Collection Form, Public Charge Webinar

Here’s information on two upcoming trainings, policy clarification on EBT card issuance and a template to collect stories about SNAP for your comments to USDA. 

Webinar on “Public Charge” and Young Children in Immigrant Families, Thurs. Sept 12th

SNAP Categorical Eligibility comments - due Sept 23! MA specific template and other resources

We are following up to provide additional resources and action steps on the Trump Administration's cruel proposed rule that would terminate SNAP for 3.1 million people across the country by gutting "categorical eligibility."
 

SNAP & Public Charge flier in English and Spanish - share widely!

We've received quite a few questions about how to advise immigrant families worried about receiving nutrition benefits. Attached is a flier (English and Spanish) that you can share with community organizations and immigrant families. If you find it useful, let us know and we will work on additional translations.  

Positive SNAP medical expenses update + Save the date for Hunger Action Month Rally

DTA Overhauls SNAP Medical Expense Guidance!!