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Gov. Ige extends additional food benefits through July

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Gov. David Ige has extended additional public benefits for those facing food insecurity through July.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously known as food stamps, provides benefits to low-income individuals and families to buy food.

Additional SNAP benefits were authorized when the governor declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

The additional benefits were set to end when Ige’s last COVID emergency order ended in March. But the state is still seeing a need for food assistance.

In April, 92,903 families (172,464 individuals) received additional benefits of $18.4 million in federally authorized SNAP emergency allotments.

The latest emergency proclamation expires on July 22.

Click here for more information from the state Department of Human Services.

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