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Blog Archive for July 2014

As an organization that works with low income people in Massachusetts, we wanted to make sure that your staff knows about the Massachusetts Legal Resource Finder -- a new, web based tool that connects low income people in Massachusetts with legal help. To use the LRF, which is free, people go to, and enter their zip code or town, approximate monthly income and household size, and the type of legal problem they need help with.

1) Below is a link to a powerful photo essay by National Geographic on hunger in America. PLEASE consider sending in comments - especially to counter some of the venom from some of the commenters.

SNAP Job Search Rules, Exemptions and Good Cause:

This is a reminder that theJuly SNAP Coalition Meeting is Tuesday, July 22nd from 10 to Noon at St. Francis House in Boston (6th floor). This is the FINAL meeting of the summer until September 23rd. NO meeting in August.

Reminders from the Connector and MassHealth-

We are writing to ask SNAP Coalition Members to flag SNAP or cash cases of individuals currently or previously denied or terminated from SNAP or cash assistance benefits because DTA thought they were incarcerated. DTA started an "automated" prison match with the Department of Corrections (DOC) in June of 2013.