The end of SNAP pandemic benefitsPlay
Households receiving SNAP benefits saw an additional boost of at least $95 per payment from the program during the pandemic. After almost three years, that increase is set to end this month. That means some recipients will have less money for food now priced higher than it was before the pandemic.
Juan Camilo Saavedra, joins The Common to give us an idea of how this loss of additional benefits could impact local communities. He’s the director of food and nutrition at La Colaborativa, a social services organization focused on empowering Latinx immigrants in Chelsea.