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

Coalition tomorrow, SNAP caseload data/chart, overview American Rescue Plan

 
SNAP Coalition - tomorrow, Tuesday 3/9 from 10-11:30 AM 
 

USDA approves MA P-EBT state plan! Approx 96K MA infants and kids ages 0-5 now eligible, and 15% boost in P-EBT as well!

P-EBT Advocacy Strategies; SNAP & College Students Webinar; Upcoming Training on Unemployment and More!

Our NEXT SNAP Coalition meeting is Tuesday, March 9th at 10 AM.  The meeting will include a presentation by DTA’s SNAP Employment and Training team, to share some of the increasingly important resources available to SNAP households – all voluntary services – looking to get skills to get back in the workforce. We will also have brief updates on the American Rescue Plan, P-EBT for younger kids, and other breaking news.

 

P-EBT:  Advocacy strategies to help maximize use of P-EBT

2021 State Legislative Campaigns, MLRI's Race Equity/Justice Atty; DTA's HIP Finder Tool

In follow up to Tuesday's SNAP Coalition meeting, this eblast includes the 2021 state Legislative priorities for Coalition members, introduces MLRI’s new Race Equity and Justice attorney Virginia Benzan, and DTA’s recently updated HIP Finding Tool.  Also flagging the March 3rd Basic Benefits Training on Income maximization for Working Poor households.

Key Anti-Hunger and Anti-Poverty 2021 State Legislative Campaigns 

MA Dept of Higher Ed eblast to all MA college presidents re SNAP for students; and new social media tools

TODAY! National Day of Action to Urge Passage of #AmericanRescuePlan

Please see below and call, tweet, and engage our Congressional delegation TODAY!
 
Also, reminder we will have a Coalition meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb 23 from 10-1130 AM. We will cover federal updates, state updates, check in on announcements and more. See you tomorrow! 

FRAC/Unidos webinar today, National Day of Action Monday!

Webinar: What Recent Actions on SNAP, P-EBT, and WIC Mean for Food-Insecure Latino Children and Families - In English TODAY, February 19, y Español 24 de febrero
 

No mtg today, homeless liaisons, FNS NERO org chart + trainings

There is no SNAP Coalition meeting today! The next Zoom will be next Tuesday, 2/23 from 10-11:30 AM. Agenda and Zoom link to come later this week. 
 
New - DTA Homeless Liaisons for each local DTA office area 
 

709,000 unemployment recipients emailed about SNAP + EBT cards for dire need cases

big news for SSI kids, P-EBT outreach, MLRI SNAP resources and more!

To: SNAP Coalition 
Fr: Vicky Negus and Pat Baker
 
Happy Friday! A number of resources, updates, and information below. 
 
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