Eligible beneficiaries of SNAP benefits in Oregon will receive an additional allotment this December after an amount of $70 million was approved.
$70 Million SNAP Benefits
Millions of Americans rely on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to buy nutritious food and meet their daily needs. The amount of SNAP that is deposited through the EBT cards varies in the state where the eligible recipients lived.
In Oregon, an additional $70 million was approved to add to the SNAP benefits. It is estimated that around 426,000 SNAP households will receive the additional allotment. SNAP was a temporary program due to the effect of the pandemic but the state decided to continue it because of the increasing inflation rate.
ODHS Released a Statement
Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Self-Sufficiency Programs Interim Director Jana McLellan said, “We know that many rely on these additional emergency food benefits to get enough healthy food for themselves and their families.”
She also added, “The holiday season can also bring additional stress and worry for many Oregonians who are still struggling to meet their basic needs and we encourage them to contact our partners at 211, the Oregon Food Bank and their local Community Action Agency for support during this difficult time.”
Likewise, current SNAP beneficiaries will receive their allotments on Dec. 13 but those households who did not receive benefits in the first monthly issuance will be issued on Dec. 30 or Jan. 4, 2023, according to an article published in The Chronicle.