January 14, 2019
February SNAP benefits to be released January 16 by ODJFS

Due to the partial U.S. government shutdown, USDA and the State of Ohio had to release SNAP (food stamp) benefits within one month of the start of the government shutdown, which is why February benefits are being released early. Consumers can call 1-866-886-3537 with questions. Please click to view and share a flyer with more information.

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January 9, 2019
LISTEN: USDA announces SNAP benefits will be available for February during shutdown

"Federal officials say fallout from the government shutdown will not impact the food security of families already living on the edge. However... there are still thousands of federal employees who are furloughed or working without pay, which could make it difficult for them to put food on the table."

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December 20, 2018
Press Statement: Proposed USDA Rule Circumvents Bipartisan Congressional Commitment to SNAP

"The individuals that would be impacted by this rule live in our communities. They are incredibly vulnerable, with limited skills and education and other barriers to employment. And now the Trump Administration is telling them they won't even be able to count on basic help with food. It's an incredibly Scrooge-like response to people down on their luck, and we will be urging the Administration not to move forward with this rule."

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