2019 SNAP Budget Proposal

2019 SNAP Budget Proposal – Who Wins and What’s Lost

Yesterday, the Trump administration released its proposed budget for FY 2019. The included 2019 SNAP budget proposal, if adopted, would make major structural changes to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. In addition to deep cuts and changes to eligibility requirements, the administration proposes replacing half the monthly EBT allotment with a distribution of prepackaged foods. […]

action alert Sept 13

Action Alert: Stop Cuts to Food Programs!

Help Stop Cuts to Food Programs! Call your senator and congressional rep today and tell them to Stop Cuts to Food Programs Last week, the Trump administration released its budget proposal which contains deep cuts to several food programs. These programs form a vital backbone to the effort to end hunger among our neighbors. The […]

facts about senior hunger

Facts About Seniors and Food Insecurity

In late October, the Social Security Administration announced that there will be no Cost of Living Adjustment for Social Security benefits, a decision that marks just the third time since 1972 that SS checks (and a number of other benefit programs that use the SS benefit amount to determine their benefit amounts) will not see […]

SNAP Participation Falls due to DTA Systems Problems

Recent data shows that Massachusetts residents that need and qualify for SNAP (food stamps) are not getting benefits they deserve. There has been a significant drop in Massachusetts residents participation in SNAP. The participation rate dropped 7.3% between September of 2013 and September of 2014, whereas the nation as a whole experienced a 1.79% drop. […]