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ACTION ALERTS: Nat'l SNAP Call-In Day, Thurs, 9/13; Twitter chat on 9/14; Student hunger issues

See alert from our colleagues at the Food Research Action Center re the National SNAP Call in Day, Thursday, Sept 13th : https://frac.salsalabs.org/fracupdate_copy4_copy1_copy4/index.html Mark your calendars and.... 
  • JAM THE DC PHONES on Thursday!  Please THANK our MA Delegation Members for their unwaivering support of SNAP and urge them to fight like heck to ADOPT the Senate Farm Bill and REJECT any cuts to SNAP!   
  • Create or dust off your twitter handles and invoke the #SNAP and #FoodFri hashtag!  
  • See FRACs' Farm Bill Tool Kit for below for more action steps and ideas!
See also the terrific media work from the Food Bank of Western Mass Coalition to End Hungerhttps://coalitiontoendhunger.org/ and yesterday's MassLIve article with FBWM staff and Congressmen McGovern and Neil: New Coalition to End Hunger campaign looks to raise awareness around food insecurity in Hampden County   Hats off FBWM for raising awareness in WMass and throughout the state!  Greater Boston Food Bank launching hunger awareness event on Thursday, 9/13 too!
 
 
College Student SNAP Webinar: Join MLRI (Pat Baker) and Central West Justice Center (Gina Plata-Nino) on Friday, 9/14, from 10 - 11 AM for a 1 hour webinar on SNAP for college students. Register HERE  And note the the state is now providing $7.5M in MassGrant PLUS financial aid to help part time community college students !!  See MassLive article on MassGrant PLUS here. 
 
School Meal Charge Policies Reminder: September 30th is the DEADLINE for schools to make public their meal charge policies to parents and guardians. Please remind your school districts. Let us know what you are seeing in your local districts. See more on the Sept 30thdeadline here. 
 

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