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FoodSNAP's Blog Archive for October 2021

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

Our colleagues at NASW Massachusetts Chapter - and co-chairs of the Common Apps Coalition - have drafted a fantastic sign on letter for MA social workers and social work students. The goal is to both draw more attention to the growing crisis of healthcare patients who also present with significant unmet basic needs, and to urge the MA Legislature to expedite passage of this critical legislation. 

Important updates below! Pat and I will be in touch soon regarding our next Coalition meeting (we typically combine meetings in November and December to one meeting in early December due to the holidays - stay tuned!).  
 
We hope you are all safe and warm. 
 

We hope you are enjoying this lovely October day.  A few things on the horizon for today and next week.

SNAP Coalition Meeting – Tuesday, October 26th

Good morning - Important updates below. In general, please let us know what the households you work with are experiencing when applying for SNAP or interacting with DTA! Our next Coalition meeting is next Tuesday, 10/26 from 10-11:30. Agenda to come!
 
 
We have a special Coalition meeting on Tuesday 10/12 from 10-11:30. The agenda will include:
 

Addressing college campus hunger is on the move!  We have a couple of important updates for you from the State House and from the MA Dept of Higher Education.

State House Hearing on Hunger Free Campus Legislation:

Thanks to our friends at Project Bread, here's an action alert on two important anti-hunger bills being heard in two Committees tomorrow:
A few updates below. Our next Coalition meeting will be next Tuesday, October 12 from 10-11:30 - Zoom link below. As a "second Tuesday" meeting, we will have two guests to share information and answer questions: