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The latest information on SNAP/ Food Stamp advocacy in Massachusetts.

We are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, June 22nd for our next SNAP Coalition meeting (10 to 11:30 AM). We will have important updates on a whole host of issues including DTA local office “reopening” plans, emergency allotments, summer P-EBT and more. DTA will also be present.

1.     Governor Baker and DTA protect SNAP Emergency Allotments!  

Thanks again for joining us at last week’s SNAP Coalition meeting.  We have two legislative Action Steps we need your help on plus two thank yous!  And we have an important UPDATE on the Baker Admin’s partial implementation of the SNAP Gap effective July 1st.

Coalition priorities for the FY22 State Budget:

The FY22 Conference Committee has been appointed. The House and Senate members are listed below. Here are the core asks from Coalition members:

Globe Op Ed: Food insecurity is on the decrease, but a return to ‘normal’ is not an option.

This is HUGE!  DTA announced yesterday afternoon USDA's approval of the state plan for Summer P-EBT.  YES!  

 

Below is the media advisory.  Here are the core details from the advisory:

Thanks to all who tuned in to yesterday's Coalition meeting! We have included follow up resources in this eblast. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 8 from 10-11:30. 
 
We have a Coalition meeting tomorrow, 5/25 from 10-11:30 AM - agenda will include state and federal legislative and budget updates and updates / discussion with DTA on the Assistance Line changes and P-EBT. 
 
 
DTA overhauls Assistance Line - please share your experiences!
 
SNAP Emergency Allotments 
 
A number of updates below! Be sure to register for the Greater Boston Food Bank event on Monday, 5/17. 
 
 
MLRI Budget Analysis & the SNAP gap included in Senate Ways and Mean budget!
 
Info on tomorrow's Coalition meeting, P-EBT access for homeless students, and resources below!
 
SNAP Coalition meeting: Tues May 11 from 10-11:30
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