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The latest information on SNAP/ Food Stamp advocacy in Massachusetts.

MLRI budget analysis, SNAP admin funding letter, Warren student bill + GBFB event!

A number of updates below! Be sure to register for the Greater Boston Food Bank event on Monday, 5/17. 
 
 
MLRI Budget Analysis & the SNAP gap included in Senate Ways and Mean budget!
 

Coalition tomorrow, P-EBT for homeless students, EBB application opens Wednesday!!

Info on tomorrow's Coalition meeting, P-EBT access for homeless students, and resources below!
 
SNAP Coalition meeting: Tues May 11 from 10-11:30

Amplify GBFB report, DTA offices plan, PEBT outreach info, Price Chopper

A number of updates below - most critically, please amplify the Boston Globe article on the GBFB study, linked below! 
 
Our Coalition meeting on Tuesday 5/11 from 10-11:30 will include a presentation from FNS NERO on D-SNAP, a summary from GBFB on their report, a discussion about DTA's reopening plans, and more - please tune in! Zoom info:
 
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Sign on deadline COB Friday 5/6 - join 55 MA orgs re SNAP Admin funding in MA

MA Organizational sign on letter - SNAP administrative funding - sign by end of tomorrow (Friday)!
 

SNAP Updates - Upcoming Trainings Next Week; Flier on SNAP and Gig Workers and SNAP; WIC updates

Thanks to all who attended yesterday’s Coalition meeting yesterday.  We have a couple of updates.  

SNAP Coalition mtg Tues 4/27, SNAP & unemployment, Rules Committee hearing etc

Lots of information to share! We will be covering these updates and more at our SNAP Coalition meeting tomorrow, 4/27 from 10-11:30. Agenda subject to change but we will be covering federal updates, state updates from DTA on PEBT, the Emergency Allotments, and more! 
 
USDA posts guidance for Summer P-EBT - more to come! 
 

MLRI Statement re Verdict in the Trial of Derek Chauvin; FY22 Budget Amendments needing Coalition advocacy

First, we wanted to take a moment to share with you MLRI’s statement regarding yesterday’s guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin. We join with our colleagues in expressing our grief, relief and commitment to our work to combat racism and injustice in MA and the nation.   View the statement below.

MLRI analysis of FY22 Proposed Ways and Mean Budget and key amendments we need your help on

SNAP Awareness Week, P-EBT updates, Child care lawsuit

 

Thanks again for a terrific Coalition meeting and thanks to the Department of Public Health for their WIC presentation.  Our next Coalition meeting will be Tuesday 4/27 from 10-11:30 AM. Here are some follow up items.

Basic Benefits Trainings on Tenants Rights, Veteran's Benefits, and Immigrants/Public Benefits: The MCLE website is back!

As you may know, Mass Continuing Legal Education had some issues with their website in March and April, and had to postpone a number of their trainings. (In some cases, they also were unable to notify many registrants in advance of cancelled sessions, for which they deeply apologize and will extend credit to the rescheduled session.) 

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