The latest information on SNAP/ Food Stamp advocacy in Massachusetts.
Thank you all again for your hard work on the SNAP Gap campaign and the VICTORY in the Senate on Wednesday (39-0 unanimous vote - YES!). Please THANK Senator Sal DiDomenico, Senator Bruce Tarr, Senate President Karen Spilka and Ways and Means Chair Michael Rodriques. This is HUGE! The Senate completed its FY 21 budget last night (Wed eve @10:30 PM).
It’s time to weigh in with the Budget Conference Committee.
We know this is a crazy week in the world and country, and we also know COVID cases are on the rise in the state and across the nation. And food insecurity is also on the rise, with MA having the highest rate of increase since COVID in the nation – see Feeding America recent data below.
We are in the final stretch of the October and hoping you are hanging in there, and can enjoy a safe and scare-free Halloween. Our next SNAP Coalition meeting is tomorrow, October 27th from 10 to 11:30 AM. We have lots to share with you today.
SNAP Coalition Draft AGENDA (Tues, Oct 27th)
· Federal updates from FRAC, and brief Coalition discussion of the SNAP Coalition’s “transition” priorities,