SNAP Investment: USDA Offers $5 Million Grant to Expand Online EBT Food Stamp Acceptance

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture aims to expand the number of retailers that offer online shopping for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits through a $5 million competitive grant that is currently seeking applications. The SNAP EBT Modernization Technical Assistance Center grant, announced on July 7, will fund an organization that can provide online shopping technology […]

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Maryland Food Bank Pilots Programs Targeting Job Insecurity, Food Access

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The Maryland Food Bank has launched pilot programs targeting unemployment and underemployment, two of the leading causes of food insecurity, and increasing access to healthy, shelf-stable items, the organization said Tuesday. Using a grant from the group Feeding America, the Workforce Development Partnerships program connects Baltimore-area residents with social services and job training in industries […]

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Does Wegmans Accept SNAP Payments for Groceries Using EBT Food Stamps?

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Wegmans customers receiving SNAP can use their monthly benefits to purchase eligible grocery items in stores and online. The company announced in March that the supermarket joined the SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot, which allows households in participating states to use their EBT cards to purchase groceries online from authorized retailers, as previously reported by GOBankingRates. […]

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Children in Anne Arundel Co. to receive extra SNAP benefits this summer

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Anne Arundel County, Maryland, will provide almost 18,000 eligible children with extra food support over the summer. All eligible school-aged children will have Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for June, July, August and December. “Providing this benefit gives critical support to families at a time when inflation is hitting family grocery budgets hard,” County Executive […]

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Swapping Fresh For Frozen: Consumers Struggle To Afford Groceries Due To Inflation

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As the U.S. economy continues to grapple with the highest inflation level seen since 1982, consumers are feeling its effects where it hurts the most: The grocery store. For 28-year-old Paul Weiner, those price increases have turned what used to be an enjoyable outing to buy groceries into a chore that now involves stress and […]

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Someone is skimming bank cards and stealing from Marylanders who rely on SNAP

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There’s a growing problem in Maryland with criminals stealing from families who rely on benefits like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA). Cortney Gillespie, a mom of four boys in West Baltimore, says she receives a TCA deposit on the third of each month. “It means that I can pay my […]

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Maryland Food Bank Offers Job Training and Aid to Baltimore Youth

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The Maryland Food Bank recently launched a program that helps connect Baltimore residents to job training programs in growing industries such as health care and clean energy, and also provides a financial stipend and food assistance. Maryland Food Bank’s Workforce Development pilot program focuses on job training in Baltimore, where unemployment and underemployment rates are […]

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