Gillibrand pushes to expand pandemic EBT, SNAP benefits

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stopped by Staley Elementary School in Rome Wednesday, to push for the expansion of Pandemic EBT and SNAP benefits during the pandemic.

Posted: Sep 2, 2020 6:11 PM

ROME, N.Y. – U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stopped by Staley Elementary School in Rome Wednesday, to push for the expansion of Pandemic EBT and SNAP benefits during the pandemic.

These benefit programs provide nutritional resources for kids while schools are closed during the pandemic.

The Ensuring Nutrition for America’s Students Act would extend the P-EBT program until the end of the school year, and expand eligibility.

“As the number of families facing food insecurity continues to grow, extending these programs would provide a vital lifeline and prevent more hungry children from slipping through the cracks. Keeping Americans fed should not be a partisan issue and I will continue reaching across the aisle to include these critical proposals in the next relief package,” said Gillibrand.

She is also urging Congress to increase SNAP benefits by 15% in the next coronavirus relief package.

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