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Blog Archive for February 2013

See this article from the Public News Service about current food hardship in Massachusetts, and the potential impact of sequestration on food hardship in Massachusetts.

Here are two updates that may be important for your clients.

1.  Hurricane NEMO SNAP Replacement Benefits:

MMPI, Mass. Budget & Policy Center & MLRI are again collaborating on a series of budget fact sheets.  Follow this link for an in-depth look at the health sections of  House 1, the Governor's proposed budget for FY 2014.

February 26th SNAP Coalition Meeting:

Tomorrow, February 26th, is the monthly Boston Food SNAP Coalition meeting from 10 to Noon at St Francis House. (There is an upcoming meeting end of March in Western Mass, details to be sent out soon).

The Coalition AGENDA includes:

The following is from SNAP Coalition Member, Roxanne Reddington Wilde, Boston ABDC

This is a reminder that the February Food SNAP Coalition Meeting in Boston is next Tuesday, February 26th from 10 to Noon at St Francis House in Boston.  The tentative agenda includes:

Plenty of room to join us at the February 27th Elder Basic Benefits Training.  Registration at the door is possible.  See flyer and agenda attached.

Go to MCLE's website to register in advance,

Mark your calendars for Wednesday March 6 for the annual all-day training in Boston on Immigrants and Public Benefits with trainers from MLRI and the MIRA Coalition and a wealth of information and materials to help you figure out who is eligible for what.

See the attached flyer for more information.

USDA has authorized DTA to allow SNAP households to request replacement benefits through the end of next week - March 1st.  Please advise SNAP clients who lost food due to power outages and/or flooding caused by Hurricane Nemo and its aftermath. 

DTA's email below and attachment explains the SNAP replacement process.  In short: