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Pandemic-Related Boosts To SNAP Benefits Will End In March

The "emergency allotments" given after the 21st of each month will stop nationwide, reducing monthly benefits by $55 to $255 per person.


At Least 8,000 Chicago Families Living In Poverty Aren’t Getting Food Assistance, Depository Says. New Program Aims To Find Out Why

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is partnering with neighborhood groups to identify why some families in need aren't getting public benefits. "We really want to take the time to learn the different barriers people face."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Austin City Market Extended After Successful Summer That Saw Three Times The Normal Traffic

The market helps provide affordable and healthy food access to residents in an area with few grocery stores.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Need Help Getting Food? You Can Now Apply For SNAP Online

Secretary Grace Hou is encouraging people to apply online so they don't have to go outside and put themselves — or state employees — at risk.


Hoarders Clearing Store Shelves Leave Little Food For SNAP Recipients Who Can’t Afford To Stock Up

Vulnerable seniors on fixed incomes fear they will be most affected by the coronavirus panic. "People need to buy only one or two, but they buy 20."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale