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Vermont food assistance program prepares for increase in applicants

WNYT Staff
Updated: October 26, 2020 12:35 PM
Created: October 26, 2020 06:24 AM

The Farmers to Families Food Box Program is out of funding, and it will wrap up its distribution in Vermont by the end of October.

Hunger Free Vermont is now encouraging people to apply to 3SquaresVT. It’s Vermont’s name for the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. The amount you receive depends on your household income.

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NewsChannel 13’s affiliate in Vermont spoke with Faye Mack, advocacy and education director at Hunger Free Vermont.

"The point of these programs is to step in and provide a little bit of support when people are going through a hard time, not to wait until it's so bad,” Mack said. "Every single household who is approved is receiving the maximum amount of benefit that they can get for their household size."

You can learn more information and apply by clicking here or by texting “VFBNAP” to 85511.


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