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New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive at least a 15% increase in benefits in January to help address food needs related to the ongoing Covid pandemic.
Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive an extra benefit payment March 29 and their benefits will be higher in April to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal Jan. 16 announced that New Jersey is joining 15 other states and municipalities in filing a lawsuit to block a federal rule that, if allowed to stand, would cut off federal food assistance for approximately 700,000 Americans. Thousands of New Jersey residents could be affected.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-2nd) announced resolution to reverse the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rule to End Food Security for Poor and Vulnerable Americans.
The New Jersey Department of Human Services has called on the Trump administration to withdraw plans to cut food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), saying the proposed change would “cause food insecurity to rise dramatically” throughout New Jersey.
The Murphy Administration was joined Nov. 19 by anti-hunger advocates and higher education officials to announce it was expanding food assistance to career and technical education students at community colleges.
The Federal Food and Nutrition Services announced the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) allotments have been adjusted for the federal fiscal year.