Last week, Governor Patrick announced steps to preserve the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) in Massachusetts that would otherwise be subjected to a $142 million cut by the most recently enacted federal Farm Bill.
MPHA applaud the Governor’s action, which will preserve benefits for approximately 163,000 low-income households in Massachusetts by continuing the Heat and Eat program. The state will provide at least $20 in heating assistance each month to eligible families, which in turn will increase their federal SNAP benefits by $80 per month. Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Montana also have approved higher heating assistance to offset the cut in food stamps.
Please take a moment to thank Governor Patrick for protecting low-income families in the Commonwealth! Go to: http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituentservices/contact/ or call: 617.725.400 (in state) or 888.870.7770