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P-EBT Updates; Sign on letter to Congress; Immigrant/Benefits Training; addressing photo ID problem at food pantries

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 3:01pm -- FoodSNAP

We have some important updates on how to PIN the Pandemic EBT cards; reminder on getting your organization’s name onto the national sign-on letter; ensuring local food pantries are not asking for photo IDs or SSNs from families; upcoming Immigrant/Benefits trainings. 

A reminder, the NEXT SNAP Coalition meeting – by Zoom – Tuesday, June 9th at 10 AM. 

NEW P-EBT portal to get child's case number 

Updates on P-EBT, Online EBT Purchasing and SNAP interviews

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:50am -- FoodSNAP

We are sending two eblasts this AM.  The first are updates on P-EBT and online EBT purchasing. The second eblast will include two organizational sign-on letters:  One to the MA Legislature (House Leadership) on the MA SNAP Gap campaign; one to Congress on the next pandemic package. 

Note, there is NO SNAP zoom call tomorrow. Next SNAP Zoom call is Tuesday, June 9th at 10AM.  We will be doing SNAP Coalition meeting every other Tuesday for the next two month.

P-EBT Update:  

EBT card updates, register for trainings, fuel assistance

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 11:10am -- FoodSNAP
Thanks to everyone who called in to yesterday's Coalition meeting after the long weekend! At this point, we will be moving to bi-weekly SNAP Coalition Zoom calls. The next SNAP Coalition Zoom will be on June 9 from 10-11:30. In between Coalition calls, we share critical updates we receive from DTA or national partners by email! Please don't hesitate to reach out between calls with questions or issues. 
EBT card issuance changes at DTA = faster service


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