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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for April 2020

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

Here are this week’s COVID-19 related updates.  Our next SNAP Coalition call is Tuesday, April 14th at 10 AM, Look out for an eblast with log in info. 

Pandemic EBT Benefits coming soon: 

Thank you all for the work you are doing during this wildly hard time. We cannot say that enough!! We will have our weekly COVID-19 Coalition Zoom call again on 4/14 at 10 AM. 
 
Below  is data from DTA on COVID-19 application and call volume, a preliminary update on interview procedures at DTA, guidance on Pandemic EBT and public charge, additional translations for SNAP fliers, and an update on WIC stocking. 
 
A few things this afternoon - Sign onto FRAC letter, tune in to the SNAP Coalition Zoom call tomorrow morning, share flier on halt to harsh SNAP work rules, and get info on broadband/phone services. 
 
SNAP Coalition Meeting Tues, 4/7 10-11 AM
 
 
We will be having a shorter 1 hour call tomorrow. The following is a draft agenda based on information available to share:
 
COVID-19 SNAP Updates: 
    TO: SNAP Coalition 
    FR:  Pat Baker and Vicky Negus
     

    Greetings again. First, a quick reminder that DTA Central will be hopping on the Central MA SNAP Coalition Zoom call at 10 AM tomorrow if you want to get more updates in the first half hour (see Zoom meeting call in below). You can hop off any time. 


    DTA Text Message to Households Receiving SNAP supplement

     

    A flier on the supplemental payments, info for a Zoom call with DTA on Thursday, and more below. 
     
    Flier for SNAP households on extra emergency SNAP benefits- Supplemental payments for households not getting max grant