With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress took swift action to address concerns for children who receive free or reduced school meals during their school day. Through the CARES Act, Congress created Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, or known as P-EBT. This allows for eligible families to receive up to $5.70, the value of both school breakfast and lunch, onto a … [Read more...] about Pandemic SNAP: Helping Families Feed Kids in Need
Update: The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES act on Friday. It contains the 15% increase for SNAP, the increase of SNAP benefits from $16 to $30, but only allocates $150 million for The Emergency Food Assistance Program, or TEFAP. We are advocating for an increase to $500 million for TEFAP … [Read more...] about Why strengthening SNAP is important for fighting hunger – and saving the economy – in the face of the Coronavirus crisis
The state of Florida launched a new pilot for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that allows current recipients to order groceries online either for delivery or pick up. All current SNAP recipients are automatically eligible to participate and do not need to apply for this pilot. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has started approving similar pilot … [Read more...] about Online grocery orders for SNAP recipients available now
These are unprecedented times, and it's inspiring to see communities rising to the challenges that the spread of coronavirus has created. However, not everyone has the resources to "shelter in place" especially the millions of people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. Living paycheck to paycheck is hard when millions of … [Read more...] about Expensify.org to reimburse families in need.