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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

 

P-EBT card data by MA city and town; DTA now taking SNAP applications by phone!

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 1:56pm -- FoodSNAP

Thanks to all who joined the SNAP Coalition call this AM.  And special thanks for the state updates from Brittany Mangini of DTA and the national updates from Ellen Vollinger of FRAC.  We have some important information to share both P-EBT cards and a new SNAP phone application process!  

P-EBT card PIN-ing data: 

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