Make the call: help more people access the benefits
they're eligible to receive!
Project Bread and our partners in the Close the Gap coalition are at the
State House today calling on our state legislators to ensure that as many
low-income families as possible have access to adequate food. Can you help us
by calling your state representative today?
In Massachusetts, there is a significant gap between the number of
individuals who are potentially eligible for SNAP and the number who actually
recieve those benefits. This is called the “SNAP Gap” and it is an
issue that affects an estimated 741,000 people in our state.
applications for Masshealth and SNAP require much of the same information and
the process to apply for both could be streamlined if there was a common
application that determines all program eligibility for applicants at the same
time. This application will not only improve low-income residents' access to
food, but will also bring Massachusetts an estimated $1.2 billion federal
dollars that could help boost our local economy.
today to show your support and close the SNAP Gap. We are at the state
house lobbying in support of this bill, but as you know, calls from
constituents can help make a big difference-- so please join us!