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

September is Hunger Action Month, and there is a LOT going on including tomorrow's SNAP Coalition meeting (10 to 11:30 AM).

On September 8, 2022, the Biden Administration published a new federal regulation defining the meaning of “public charge.” This new rule formalizes guidance currently in effect, and marks a strong move away from the we
Please see an update message on skimming from DTA, below. Most urgently- Note that the Quincy and Brockton offices will be open tomorrow, Sept 3, from 9-1, for those who need in-person help changing their PIN. 
 
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I am forwarding the email below on behalf of Alana Davidson, Director of Communications, DTA. 

 

We have some exciting college student food security news. 

1.      DTA just announced important SNAP policy changes impacting MA college students.  We are THRILLED to share these policy updates with you – details below.  

 

Today's (8/29) White House Conference Listening Session for Persons with Lived Expertise - new Zoom registration link:

Please see the WH communication below and share this new link directly with community members with lived experience, asking them to register/re-register if possible.  We learned Friday afternoon that there were some capacity issues with the old zoom.  Below is the new invite to send out to the people with lived experience:

A couple of reminders on the skimming situation below, and a new video from the City of Boston to circulate! Please let me - vnegus@mlri.org - know what you are seeing and hearing in your communities on this - and if you are working with anyone who had their SNAP stolen through skimming. 
 
Special Coalition meeting this Thursday, 8/25 from 10-11 AM
 
PLEASE SHARE ASAP with retailers in Eastern MA: English/Spanish flier for retailers on how to re-PIN
 
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