The latest information on SNAP/ Food Stamp advocacy in Massachusetts.
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,
MLRI Revised H2 Budget Analysis
We have some exciting news on the SNAP Gap Campaign front. 90 members of the MA Legislature sent a letter to Governor Baker urging him to close the SNAP Gap with financing authorized by the recent IT Bond Bill. We are following up with a sign on letter from MA Orgs, currently 50 orgs and counting!
MA Legislature letter to Governor Baker: