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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for February 2021

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

In follow up to Tuesday's SNAP Coalition meeting, this eblast includes the 2021 state Legislative priorities for Coalition members, introduces MLRI’s new Race Equity and Justice attorney Virginia Benzan, and DTA’s recently updated HIP Finding Tool.  Also flagging the March 3rd Basic Benefits Training on Income maximization for Working Poor households.

Key Anti-Hunger and Anti-Poverty 2021 State Legislative Campaigns 

Please see below and call, tweet, and engage our Congressional delegation TODAY!
 
Also, reminder we will have a Coalition meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb 23 from 10-1130 AM. We will cover federal updates, state updates, check in on announcements and more. See you tomorrow! 
Webinar: What Recent Actions on SNAP, P-EBT, and WIC Mean for Food-Insecure Latino Children and Families - In English TODAY, February 19, y Español 24 de febrero
 
There is no SNAP Coalition meeting today! The next Zoom will be next Tuesday, 2/23 from 10-11:30 AM. Agenda and Zoom link to come later this week. 
 
New - DTA Homeless Liaisons for each local DTA office area 
 
To: SNAP Coalition 
Fr: Vicky Negus and Pat Baker
 
Happy Friday! A number of resources, updates, and information below. 
 

Hot off the press is a PDF version of an electronic letter that Department of Higher Ed (DHE) Commissioner Carlos Santiago sent last night to 94,000 MA low income college students. His letter also shares his personal story using SNAP as a college student for his family. The DHE electronic letter was sent to the college students that DHE identified with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0. Note, some of these students may already be getting SNAP – so we do not know how many students will be new to SNAP benefits. 

We are sharing with you the press release that MLRI released last night with its partners in the Massachusetts Protecting Immigrant Families MA-PIF) in support of President Biden's Executive Order below, and link to the 
A variety of updates on P-EBT, President Biden's planned Executive Actions today, Unemployment and more!