SNAP and P-EBT provided crucial pandemic assistance to food-insecure families – andmore needs to be done

Data from a MassINC Polling Group Survey of 10,000 Massachusetts households reveal 47 percent of families reported some level of food insecurity and many did not receive SNAP benefits when their incomes suggest they could have. Food Research and Action Center analysts note that “these findings underscore the importance of public education, outreach, and application assistance to connect more eligible families to both of these programs and other key public benefits.” The most common barriers for families receiving SNAP benefits were lack of awareness of eligibility or not knowing how to apply to the program.#covid-19 #foodsecurity

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