Calls to CONGRESS needed TODAY to #BoostSNAPnow in #COVID19 bill; Reminder re SNAP & households losing Unemployment
We need your help TODAY. The U.S. Senate released a COVID-19 package totally unacceptable to address the needs of states and localities, including NO funding to boost SNAP.
Call MA Delegation today: See FRAC alert BELOW. Please call, tweet and email your member of Congress today to #BoostSNAPnow. Please also send a LTE to your local media outlet and get vocal on social media!
This Massachusetts data reinforces how dire the need is to #BoostSNAPnow:
· We’ve seen a 20% increase in the SNAP caseload since March 2020 – see MLRI chart below.
· Over 900,000 MA residents rely on SNAP to help put food on the table.
· The average MA NAP benefit is less than $6/day per person.
· Food insecurity is skyrocketing - in MA, 1 in 5 families are food insecure - 19% of all families with kids, 28% of Black families, and 29% of Latino families.