Americans have relied heavily on food stamps throughout the pandemic, and now seven states will extend emergency benefits through May.
Food stamps existed before the pandemic.
With the loss of jobs and rising rate of inflation, more people are getting help through SNAP than ever.
The national public health emergency was set to end in April but was extended again, allowing eligible states to extend the emergency allotments.
Which states are extending the food stamp emergency benefit?
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
14 states had planned to continue giving residents emergency benefits in April, effectively cutting the list in half.
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