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

Urgent need to act to oppose cuts to SNAP and TANF in debt ceiling advocacy! 

See this email from FRAC on taking action today on social media.  #SNAPMatters #CareNotCuts

We are passing along information about an event at the Boston Common tomorrow, 5/20, where Congresswoman Katherine Clark will be speaking at 3 PM. You can learn more here. 

You may have heard that, based on press accounts, the White House and Congressional Leaders intend to reach a deal on the debt limit and budget negotiations by early next week. We need to elevate and reinforce the message ASAP that cutting SNAP and TANF (TAFDC) benefits is not acceptable in the debt limit negotiations. Cuts to safety net benefits would harm health for low-income families and increase hardship, hunger, and poverty. This is a critical time to take action!! 



Our next SNAP Coalition meeting will be Tuesday, May 23 from 10-11:30.  

Replacement benefits issued for households whose SNAP was stolen before October 1, 2022

Since spring 2022, thousands of SNAP households in MA have had their SNAP stolen after thieves copied their EBT card and account information via “skimming” at a Point of Sale device in the checkout line. Until today, no MA families have had their stolen SNAP replaced. 

A lot going on this week! We hope to see you at one (or more!) of the below meetings.

If you are going to DC this weekend for the National Anti-Hunger Conference, Pat and I would love to see you - please come say hello. And, see below for how to register for the virtual conference.

Thanks to all for attending the SNAP Coalition meeting today. 98 attendees, WOW!  Just a reminder, we’ve got THREE important events next week you don’t want to miss!  (We will send other resources discussed this AM in a separate email)

We are looking forward to seeing you on Zoom on Tuesday! 

Coalition meeting this Tuesday, April 25 from 10-11:30

Zoom link here. Our agenda will include:

The eblast below was shipped out to the DTA Advisory Board members on Friday at 3 PM (but we know 99% of you were likely taking a long weekend and/or off to the beach!). The DTA email below highlights the state-funded SNAP benefits as one of Governor Healey's first 100 Days in office. This is in addition to funding to extend universal school meals, funds to replace skimmed (thefted) SNAP benefits.
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