February SNAP Benefits

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Attention SNAP benefit recipients:

In response to the government shutdown, the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) has announced that February SNAP benefits will be distributed to program recipients by January 20, 2019. This means that ALL February funds will be available for use on January 20 and no additional funds will be applied in the month of February.

This is a proactive decision made by the USDA to protect SNAP participants benefits while the US Government is out of commission.

For more information, please visit the USDA’s website.

Above: notice by    DSHS   , 1/16/2018

Above: notice by DSHS, 1/16/2018

March SNAP funding is uncertain. Recipients are strongly encouraged to budget their benefits. Other nutrition assistance programs including school meals and the Women, Infants, and Children program will continue through March. (sources: CNBC, USA Today, USDA)

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Concern for the Community

As your Co-op, we vow to stay informed as changes arise in our local and national food systems. We will continue to update our blog with the latest in food access news. Because your co-op cares.

Updated: 1/18/2019 to include notice from DSHS.

Leah Scates