Federal spending bill ends emergency SNAP benefits
The 2023 Omnibus Spending bill ended funding for COVID-19 emergency SNAP benefits, decreasing the amount low-income families receive for food
Emergency SNAP benefits continue in October
Approximately 432,000 SNAP households will receive approximately $69 million in extra food benefits in addition to their regular SNAP benefits
SNAP benefits authorized for Amazon and Walmart groceries
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries can now use their EBT cards to purchase groceries from online retailers Amazon and Walmart due to a rapid adoption after a pilot program and COVID-19.
SNAP program receives cost of living increase
A new Federal fiscal year starting Oct. 1 will increase supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) payments to include a cost of living increase for Oregon families.
SNAP food benefits to be issued to all recipients March 1
The U.S Department of Agriculture has asked states to provide early issuance of March benefits for those who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for food security. This request is due to the partial federal government shutdown that occurred in January.
February SNAP program benefits to be issued early
As a result of the partial federal government shutdown, the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) has asked states to provide early issuance of February benefits for those who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for food security.
Food insecurity rate continues to decline in Oregon
A new USDA report shows food insecurity continues to decline in Oregon.
DHS announces delay in meal benefit program
In an email received by the school district on June 20, 2018, the Department of Human Services reported that benefits are late due to a budget processing delay out of Washington, DC.