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Blog Archive for November 2017

SNAP in the news over Thanksgiving week break - MA SNAP outreach for seniors, HIP successes, FRAC video and more

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:55am -- FoodSNAP

Just want to flag for you some powerful news stories from the Springfield Union, Worcester Telegram, FRAC and a college student blog. Please amplify through twitter, Facebook etc. 

The LAST Boston SNAP Coalition meeting is tomorrow, Nov 28th Tuesday, from 10 to Noon at St Francis House 39 Boylston Street, 6th floor).  Updates on what's happening nationally and in the state are on the agenda. See you there !

Upcoming SNAP Coalition Meeting Tues 11/28; CBS School Meals report, Fact Sheet re How the GOP tax bills hurt Massachusetts

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 9:50am -- FoodSNAP
Our next Boston SNAP Coalition meeting is Tuesday, November 28th, 10 - Noon at St Francis House in Boston.  
The AGENDA will include the following:
  • Federal update: tax reform proposal (see below) and potential impact on funding federal programs, Farm Bill update

3 STEPS for Mass Orgs to take in Response to the Tax Reform Debate and Need to Protect and Defend Federal Nutrition/Safety-net Programs

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 3:21pm -- FoodSNAP

The fact that Massachusetts is blessed with a WONDERFUL Congressional Delegation does not give us a free pass to sit on our laurels.  Below are two news articles that FRAC recently flagged in their SNAP news alerts (including quotes from our MA-based Children's HealthWatch) and some important resources materials to help you..  

263 MA cities and towns lost power for 4+ hours on/after Oct 30th - DTA alerts local DTA offices re SNAP Misfortune process

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:36pm -- FoodSNAP
DTA just sent on an alert shipped to field offices earlier today. Apparently very few SNAP households have made any requests so far.  ATTACHED is the list of 263 cities and towns where National Grid confirmed that residents lost power for 4+ hours due to the Hurricane.  (We also converted this Excel list to a Word document if easier to open).


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