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  • Fact Sheet

    The American Rescue Plan will be infusing billions of dollars through the early care and education (ECE) sector and food and agriculture systems in the coming months. While severely devastated by the COVID-19 emergency and subsequent economic crisis, both of these sectors are ripe with opportunity to build back with greater equity and resiliency. Farm to early care and education (farm to ECE) can be a component of building back better. Use this funding guide infographic to learn how you can help leverage CACFP, WIC, and additional emerging funding streams to convey the needs and desires of your community, influence equitable use of funds, and elevate opportunities for farm to ECE.

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  • Fact Sheet

    Children under six who are enrolled in SNAP in the last month of the school year, or at any point over the covered summer period, are eligible for 2021 summer P-EBT benefits. SNAP-enrolled infants who are born before the end of the covered summer period are also eligible for P-EBT benefits for the entire covered summer period. Explore this one page fact sheet to learn more.

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  • Guide

    The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program provides nutritional resources to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school or child care closures. In the American Rescue Plan, passed in March 2021, Congress extended P-EBT to any “covered summer period” that followed a school year when a public health emergency due to COVID-19 had been declared. The program will provide money on a new or existing EBT card to help fill the summer meals gap left by the inability to access meals during the summer. This resource has answers to frequently asked questions regarding P-EBT during summer 2021.

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  • Report

    This brief explains how states have provided vital food assistance for noncitizens with legal status who are not eligible for SNAP due to their immigration status.

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Hunger & Health
The Role of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Improving Health and Well-Being
SNAP’s role in improving health is crucially important, given the high rates of food insecurity, obesity, and diet-related chronic disease in the nation. Furthermore, leading scholars, economists, and health professionals recognize SNAP’s impacts on health and well-being.