Changes in SNAP benefits

Bracing for an increase in need as families see a significant decrease in monthly SNAP benefits

On the heels of an explosion in food insecurity in 2022, as well as the highest January and February totals in our 48 year history, Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays is bracing for an even greater rise in need. As of March 1, families and individuals who are recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) saw a decrease of at least $95 a month. This is the result of the expiration of emergency allotments to SNAP which were approved by Congress in March 2020 in an effort to help address rising food insecurity during the pandemic.

Approximately 40% of Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays clients receive SNAP benefits.

“We have never had to turn anybody away in our 48-year history because we’ve run out of food, and I don’t want that to happen on my watch.”

For anyone who needs help putting food on the table, please contact Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays. We can help. Call (704) 523-4333. More information: NCDHHS

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They Simply Can’t Get Caught Up: Expanded SNAP Benefits Ended Tuesday in North Carolina – WCNC-TV

Extra SNAP Benefits are Ending in NC. Food Pantries are Stocking Up – WFAE 90.7

Pandemic emergency allotments for SNAP recipients end – Spectrum News Charlotte