With the passage of the Congressional Appropriations Budget last week, SNAP is fully funded for the current federal fiscal year. Beginning in March, customers can expect to receive their SNAP benefits on their regular issuance date.
The Idaho Foodbank is increasing its food distribution by 20% to combat the residual effects of the government shutdown. Source: KIVI Nampa
The government has reopened until at least February 15, 2019, but there are still significant concerns about the shutdown’s lingering effects. Federal workers are waiting for backpay, federal contract employees have lost income, and food stamp (SNAP) recipients are worried. As the state’s largest hunger relief organization and largest distributor of free food assistance, The Idaho Foodbank’s increase in food distribution will provide for an additional 266,000 meals starting this week and extending into early March.