Changes made to SNAP due to coronavirus

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) -- Alabama ARISE says changes to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have been made due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alabama ARISE says the following food assistance improvements have been made struggling families:
● Suspension of time limits.
● Increased assistance for many families.
● Replacement of school meals with SNAP and SNAP-like assistance.
● Reduced administrative burdens.

Alabama ARISE is recommending Congress build on these improvements through the following things:
► Increasing overall SNAP assistance.
► Raising the minimum SNAP benefit levels.
► Blocking proposed rule changes that would cut benefits and limit SNAP access.

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