USDA Increases Food Stamp Benefits Through September

Around 41 million Americans will receive about $28 more per month in food assistance.
Posted at 12:09 PM, Mar 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-23 14:09:00-04

Some good news for people facing food insecurity. The USDA is increasing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by 15% through September.

This means around 41 million people who use food stamps will each receive about $28 more per month. And a family of four will receive an average of $100 more a month to buy groceries. 

The extra funds were provided by the COVID relief package that Congress passed earlier this month. 

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