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

We wanted to alert you to important guidance/advisory issued yesterday by AGO Maura Healey's team regarding verification practices at local food pantries, attached PDF.
 

Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow on our last “official” SNAP Coalition call of 2020! We have LOTS of updates for you:

SNAP Coalition meeting tomorrow, December 8th. The AGENDA includes:

Here’s hoping you had a restful and safe Thanksgiving Break.  We are sharing some follow up items from last week’s SNAP Coalition meeting and some breaking news.

1.       Boston sees spike in food insecurity and SNAP demand:  

We hope you are all staying healthy and planning a COVID-safe Thanksgiving gathering. We really want you to stick around, be healthy and keep in the fight!  

Join 66 MA orgs - anti-hunger recommendations to the Biden/Harris Transition Team! Sign on by COB 11/20 (Friday) 
 
Deadline to sign on extended until 5 PM TODAY (Friday 10/20)! 
 
 

Thank you all again for your hard work on the SNAP Gap campaign and the VICTORY in the Senate on Wednesday (39-0 unanimous vote - YES!).  Please THANK Senator Sal DiDomenico, Senator Bruce Tarr, Senate President Karen Spilka and Ways and Means Chair Michael Rodriques.  This is HUGE!  The Senate completed its FY 21 budget last night (Wed eve @10:30 PM).  

It’s time to weigh in with the Budget Conference Committee.  

2 important action alerts for TODAY! (Thurs 11/19)
 
1. Sign on to letter to the MA delegation for Biden/Harris Transition Team by NOON Friday 11/20!  
 
Please read and act on this eblast to sign on to the Transition letter by NOON on Friday!
 
Letter from the MA anti-hunger community to the MA delegation for Biden/Harris Transition Team 
 
A few resources and updates below before the weekend - stay tuned next week for a sign on letter from the anti-hunger community to the MA delegation for the Biden/Harris transition team!
 
DTA SNAP Application, Phone Line, & Processing Data During COVID
 
To: SNAP Coalition 
Fr: Vicky Negus and Pat Baker
 
Good afternoon!! We are THRILLED to be emailing you all this morning with the weekend news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the next President and Vice-President of the United States. We cannot express how significant this is for low-income communities and for our work to protect and strengthen federal nutrition programs for the years ahead.
 
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