Millions of Americans rely on monthly food stamp benefits, and many more started using them during the pandemic.
A lot of states have offered emergency SNAP benefits throughout the pandemic to families.
Emergency food stamps explained
In March of 2020 funds were allocated to give additional food stamps to people during the pandemic.
Many families lost income and were dealing with the impacts of inflation.
Emergency programs are winding down now that the pandemic appears to be more manageable, and many states are ending the benefits.
Fortunately, they were set to expire April 15 but were extended another 90 days for states still participating.
When the program started, only 40 states participated all together.
Now, 23 states are participating.
The following states are offering emergency food stamps through May
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- New Mexico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
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