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We are in the process of updating the SNAP Advocacy Guide, so some of the information is no longer current.  In the meantime, you can read or download a pdf of the 2022 guide from

Produced by Patricia Baker and Victoria Negus
Reviewed January 2020

MLRI helps coordinate the Food SNAP Coalition. This is a coalition of anti-hunger agencies, health care and homelessness providers, faith-based organizations, community action programs and legal services advocates. DTA, the Department of Public Health, Office of Refugee and Immigrants and other state agency staff frequently attend. Formed in 2000, the Eastern MA Coalition meets 10 times a year in Boston (4th Tuesday of the month). The Worcester County Food Bank and Central West Justice Center host regional SNAP Coalition meetings bi-monthly and the Western Mass Food Bank hosts Coalition meeting quarterly. Coalition members share updates on state and federal SNAP policy, child nutrition, WIC and other anti-hunger programs that affect Massachusetts households.

If you would like to receive email updates on SNAP and child nutrition program policy changes, announcements of Coalition meetings or trainings, and state and national legislative action alerts, contact:

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