Changes made to SNAP due to coronavirus

Published: Apr. 6, 2020 at 12:15 PM CDT
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Alabama ARISE says changes to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program have been made due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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