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Breaking news! Massachusetts First State in Nation to Gain Federal Approval to Continue P-EBT through School Year 2020-2021

Hot off the press. Well done DTA!!  Massachusetts ROCKS. This is HUGE.  Please read media advisory for details.  We will discuss this at next week's SNAP Coalition meeting (12/22 at 10 AM) for those of you able to join us. Look out for details, 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
December 16, 2020

 

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AGO Maura Healey issues guidance urging Massachusetts food pantries to suspend photo ID/SSN practices

We wanted to alert you to important guidance/advisory issued yesterday by AGO Maura Healey's team regarding verification practices at local food pantries, attached PDF.
 

Coalition Meeting Dec 8th Agenda; FY21 Budget VICTORIES, SNAP replacement benefits for power outages

Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow on our last “official” SNAP Coalition call of 2020! We have LOTS of updates for you:

SNAP Coalition meeting tomorrow, December 8th. The AGENDA includes:

Boston Globe/food insecurity spiking, P-EBT update, Public Charge reminder

Here’s hoping you had a restful and safe Thanksgiving Break.  We are sharing some follow up items from last week’s SNAP Coalition meeting and some breaking news.

1.       Boston sees spike in food insecurity and SNAP demand:  

SNAP Coalition Meeting tomorrow; 93 orgs on Biden/Harris sign on letter; SNAP updates and MORE !

We hope you are all staying healthy and planning a COVID-safe Thanksgiving gathering. We really want you to stick around, be healthy and keep in the fight!  

Budget Updates; Next HCWG Meeting; AGO Health Equity Report

 

Hello all- a few quick updates: 

Join 66 MA Orgs! Recommendations to the Biden/Harris Transition Team-deadline COB today!

Join 66 MA orgs - anti-hunger recommendations to the Biden/Harris Transition Team! Sign on by COB 11/20 (Friday) 
 
Deadline to sign on extended until 5 PM TODAY (Friday 10/20)! 
 
 

Budget ALERT: Ask the MA Budget Conference Committee to adopt the Senate SNAP Gap language and the House Cash Grants Boost!

Thank you all again for your hard work on the SNAP Gap campaign and the VICTORY in the Senate on Wednesday (39-0 unanimous vote - YES!).  Please THANK Senator Sal DiDomenico, Senator Bruce Tarr, Senate President Karen Spilka and Ways and Means Chair Michael Rodriques.  This is HUGE!  The Senate completed its FY 21 budget last night (Wed eve @10:30 PM).  

It’s time to weigh in with the Budget Conference Committee.  

2 key SNAP Action Alerts for TODAY (Thurs 11/19)!

2 important action alerts for TODAY! (Thurs 11/19)
 
1. Sign on to letter to the MA delegation for Biden/Harris Transition Team by NOON Friday 11/20!  
 

sign on to Transition letter by NOON Fri 11/20, SNAP gap alert & retro to ABAWDs

Please read and act on this eblast to sign on to the Transition letter by NOON on Friday!
 
Letter from the MA anti-hunger community to the MA delegation for Biden/Harris Transition Team