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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
Here's wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving and safe travels wherever you end up. 
 
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).
 

Webinar on Oct 31st re Federal Tax Plan and Potential Impact on Core Benefits and Services

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:35pm -- FoodSNAP

In follow up to Tuesday's SNAP Coalition, we want to flag for you a special webinar hosted by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, Tuesday, October 31st from 2-3 PM (EST). 

To REGISTER, sign up here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8181084877880697601

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