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Blog Archive for December 2019

Today's Boston Globe Editorial on SNAP cuts; Chart on the SNAP proposals; Lift the Kids pro/con - Please VOTE!

Mon, 12/16/2019 - 9:46am -- FoodSNAP

With so much going on at the federal level in SNAPland, it is hard to keep up. As our colleague Ellen Vollinger of FRAC often says: It’s more than a sprint, it’s a Marathon – but hang in there!

Status of SNAP proposed rules: 

ABAWD SNAP Time Limit Update; Upcoming Hunger Free Campus Briefing; Boston SNAP Coalition Meetings for 2020

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 4:56pm -- FoodSNAP

ABAWD 3-month time limit - important update: 

We have received a LOT of calls from low income households and community orgs about the Trump Administration final SNAP rules impacting “able-bodied adults without dependents” or ABAWDs, including from low-income persons worried about losing their SNAP benefits. 

First, please assure the low income households you work with:

Conference call option 12/5 Central MA Coalition, not rescheduling Boston + 2020 Boston Coalition dates

Tue, 12/03/2019 - 1:01pm -- FoodSNAP
Sign up for Central MA SNAP Coalition Conference Call - Thurs 12/5 at 10 AM
We will not be rescheduling today's canceled Boston SNAP Coalition meeting due to the December holidays. Instead, we have worked with Central West Justice Center (thank you to Gina Plata-Nino!) who chairs the Central MA Coalition to offer a conference call option on Thursday (for those not already attending in person). 

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