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Blog Archive for December 2020

Oct/Nov P-EBT on cards Wed, 12/30 by 11 AM! Spread the word!

COVID relief package & SNAP, eviction legal help project, vet benefits training

Thanks to everyone who tuned in this morning to the last Coalition Zoom meeting of 2020! Amazing to "see" 120 of you to celebrate the good news - we have lots to do in 2021! Follow up information below. 
 
SNAP and P-EBT improvements in COVID relief 
 

Important SNAP Coalition Mtg Tues 12/22 - Congress COVID relief update & MA P-EBT

We have important updates to share and are going ahead with the SNAP Coalition meeting tomorrow, Dec 22nd from 10 to 11 AM, for those able to attend. Colleagues at the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) will be joining us as well as DTA's Director of Food Security and Nutrition Programs, Brittany Mangini, to give important P-EBT updates. 

Action Alert: Override the Governor's Veto of Full MH Adult Dental

In an incredible victory, the FY21 Conference Budget included a line item restoring full MassHealth adult dental coverage back to the same level of coverage before significant cuts were made in 2010! The line item included $19 million of funding. Unfortunately, the Governor vetoed this provision. We need your help to restore it. 
 

Important Updates on P-EBT, SNAP, Eviction Defense Resources and MA Hunger Champ Jim McGovern!

We have many important updates to share with you today. In addition, the end of December "informal" SNAP Coalition that scheduled for Tuesday, December 22nd (10 - 11 AM) will happen for those who want to tune in and get more updates. Stay tuned for an eblast zoom link.

More P-EBT funds are coming starting at the end of December!

Breaking news! Massachusetts First State in Nation to Gain Federal Approval to Continue P-EBT through School Year 2020-2021

Hot off the press. Well done DTA!!  Massachusetts ROCKS. This is HUGE.  Please read media advisory for details.  We will discuss this at next week's SNAP Coalition meeting (12/22 at 10 AM) for those of you able to join us. Look out for details, 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
December 16, 2020

 

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AGO Maura Healey issues guidance urging Massachusetts food pantries to suspend photo ID/SSN practices

We wanted to alert you to important guidance/advisory issued yesterday by AGO Maura Healey's team regarding verification practices at local food pantries, attached PDF.
 

Coalition Meeting Dec 8th Agenda; FY21 Budget VICTORIES, SNAP replacement benefits for power outages

Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow on our last “official” SNAP Coalition call of 2020! We have LOTS of updates for you:

SNAP Coalition meeting tomorrow, December 8th. The AGENDA includes: