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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for December 2019

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

With so much going on at the federal level in SNAPland, it is hard to keep up. As our colleague Ellen Vollinger of FRAC often says: It’s more than a sprint, it’s a Marathon – but hang in there!

Status of SNAP proposed rules: 

ABAWD 3-month time limit - important update: 

We have received a LOT of calls from low income households and community orgs about the Trump Administration final SNAP rules impacting “able-bodied adults without dependents” or ABAWDs, including from low-income persons worried about losing their SNAP benefits. 

First, please assure the low income households you work with:

We wanted to share some media pieces that have come out so far on the Trump Administration's cuts to SNAP for ABAWDs:
 
Below is MLRI's statement on the final ABAWD rule. 
 
Final ABAWD rule posted by USDA - Trump Administration Cutting SNAP for 700,000 - What to Know Today
 
Sign up for Central MA SNAP Coalition Conference Call - Thurs 12/5 at 10 AM
 
We will not be rescheduling today's canceled Boston SNAP Coalition meeting due to the December holidays. Instead, we have worked with Central West Justice Center (thank you to Gina Plata-Nino!) who chairs the Central MA Coalition to offer a conference call option on Thursday (for those not already attending in person).