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

Rolling Rally reminder; Updated food insecurity data; Un-activated P-EBT cards; Pandemic Unemployment Update

Thu, 07/16/2020 - 5:46pm -- FoodSNAP
We are writing with a variety of updates and key information and remind you about Tuesday's SNAP Coalition Zoom meeting. We also want to remind you that this Monday, July 20th is the National "Rolling Rally" to urge the Senate to #BoostSNAPNow in the next COVID-19 package.

Updated P-EBT data; Target cities and towns for more P_EBT Outreach efforts

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 12:01pm -- FoodSNAP

DTA has kindly shared updated data on the number of P-EBT cards (individual cards issued to children) in all MA cities and towns.  Most eligible families were issued nearly $399 in total P-EBT benefits, either on their DTA EBT cards or through the  P-EBT card mailed to families.  DTA sent an email yesterday to SNAP partners with important information to remind families about P-EBT, see attached PDF.  

July 10th Deadline for Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Funding; MassLive OpEd on SNAP and COVID-19 Aid package

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 10:26am -- FoodSNAP
Rep McGovern's office kindly flagged the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)  2020 grant. See below. We hope you have been tracking this through other networks, but just in case - here's the info and tomorrow (yes, Friday) is the deadline.  

We also want to flag for you an excellent MassLive Editorial "Food benefits essential in coronaVirus aid package.". 

SNAP/TANF anti-racism resources & DTA updates

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 4:21pm -- FoodSNAP
When it comes to how to best support the efforts of the SNAP Coalition and the anti-hunger community towards anti-racism and equitable policy changes, we at MLRI are constantly learning, and want to continue learning from all of you. Below we have compiled some resources and information, along with an immediate and longer term action step. We have also included some DTA updates and DTA information in this eblast.   
 

SNAP and P-EBT data & updates, Vets Benefits 101; US Senate Members discuss "SNAP Boost" 7 PM tonight

Wed, 07/01/2020 - 12:41pm -- FoodSNAP

We’ve got a number of updates, data from DTA, and info on tuning in tonight to watch speeches on the US Senate floor on the need to boost SNAP.  And reminder, the next SNAP Coalition zoom meeting is Tuesday, July 7th at 10AM. 

 

DTA updates: P-EBT and applying for SNAP by phone

 

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