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

Hoping you are all getting some time off this summer to enjoy the beach and being with family, while also staying safe!  

Next and Fall SNAP Coalition Meetings: 

Thanks again for a robust turnout at Tuesday’s SNAP Coalition - 104 attendees!  There will be NO Coalition meeting on July 27th.  The next SNAP Coalition meeting will beTuesday, August 10th.  That will be the FINAL Coalition meeting until September, in recognition of vacations and the need for some breaks from Zoomland!


SNAP Mythbusting 101 webinar and NEW SNAP Checkbox!  

Reminder - Coalition meeting tomorrow, 7/13 from 10-11:30
    Coalition meetings - next Tuesday and the schedule for July/August
    Our next SNAP Coalition meeting is next Tuesday 7/13 from 10 to 11:30. The first hour of the Coalition will be a special “SNAP Mythbusting” webinar/presentation from the Shah Family Foundation and three of the top SNAP Outreach partners in the state!

      We hope you are finding ways to stay cool during this wild heatwave (officially a heatwave at 3 days!)  Here are some cooling locations around Boston if you need it. 

      MLRI SNAP Outreach Flier for Rideshare, Delivery, and other Gig Workers - in English, Spanish, and Portuguese

      We are looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, June 22nd for our next SNAP Coalition meeting (10 to 11:30 AM). We will have important updates on a whole host of issues including DTA local office “reopening” plans, emergency allotments, summer P-EBT and more. DTA will also be present.

      1.     Governor Baker and DTA protect SNAP Emergency Allotments!  

      Thanks again for joining us at last week’s SNAP Coalition meeting.  We have two legislative Action Steps we need your help on plus two thank yous!  And we have an important UPDATE on the Baker Admin’s partial implementation of the SNAP Gap effective July 1st.

      Coalition priorities for the FY22 State Budget:

      The FY22 Conference Committee has been appointed. The House and Senate members are listed below. Here are the core asks from Coalition members:

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