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public charge, advocacy tips & updates, SNAP data

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 10:01am -- FoodSNAP
 
 
Important updates and messaging below on public charge, replacement SNAP benefits after yesterday's storm, accessing DTA during times of high call volume, the July supplement, and SNAP caseload data. 
 
Homeland Security suspends recent "public charge" rule after fed court decision - How to advise immigrant families 
 

Breakfast > Bell Victory; MA Sign-on letter to USDA to extend child nutrition waivers; More schools can offer universal free meals (CEP)

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 5:06pm -- FoodSNAP
We are writing with three important school meal issues to get on your radar, and especially as schools wrestle with reopening.  

Breakfast after the Bell - VICTORY!  

Final push #BoostSNAPnow - calls to Congress TODAY! SNAP Coalition meeting AGENDA, Tues 8/4/20

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 1:21pm -- FoodSNAP

We are looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow AM on the SNAP Coalition call but we need you to do something TODAY!  

Final push for #BoostSNAPnow in Congress:

Please keep up the drum beat with calls to both Congress and Governor Baker to secure a SNAP boost in the next COVID-19 package.  Conversations are going on “behind closed doors” – which kinda hints they might be close to some agreements. 

Calls to CONGRESS needed TODAY to #BoostSNAPnow in #COVID19 bill; Reminder re SNAP & households losing Unemployment

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 11:01am -- FoodSNAP

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:

SNAP & FPUC, P-EBT, food pantries & IDs, virtual Lift Our Kids lobby day

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 3:16pm -- FoodSNAP
Updates and action steps below! We hope you have a very good weekend. The next SNAP Coalition meeting will be Tuesday, 8/4. 
 
SNAP and interruption to FPUC - what to tell households
 
Tomorrow, Saturday 7/25, is the last date - for now, at least - that unemployment benefit recipients will get the $600 boost to their weekly unemployment (either regular UI or PUA). This weekly boost is called FPUC. 
 
What to know about the future of FPUC:

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