Families experiencing food insecurity are 60% more likely to experience housing instability. We continue to advocate for strong inclusionary zoning and other policies that will make housing more affordable in Worcester.
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Championed by Rep. Keefe and Sen. DiDomenico, this act will enact mechanisms to prevent DTA and other agencies that provide safety net services from relocating or closing offices without community feedback.
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HIP leverages federal SNAP funds by increasing SNAP recipients’ ability to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from farmers, improving health of the community and increasing sales for local farms.
This bill will establish permanent Farm to School grants, which support efforts by schools and districts to include more healthy, locally grown foods in school meals, as well as strengthen relationships between children and local agriculture.
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|HR1510 ends arbitrary 3 month SNAP time limits||Enhance Access to SNAP Act improves SNAP access for college students||Hot Foods Act (HR3519) permanently ends the ban on hot prepared foods in SNAP|
|Lift the Bar Act lifts the 5-year residency bar to SNAP for immigrants||Ensuring Equitable Food Access increases SNAP allotments and extends SNAP to U.S. territories||HR 3037/S. 1336 Closing the Meal Gap Base SNAP on Low-Cost Food Plan and boost monthly benefits for families and older adults|