Wednesday, November 29, 2023 |
Mostly Cloudy

SNAP enrollment drops sharply in Maryland; some say staffing shortages, policy shifts partially to blame

August 8, 2022

Nearly one in five Marylanders participating in a federal food assistance program dropped from the rolls between March and May, according to online Maryland Department of Human Services data. The sharp decline in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which used to be called food stamps, happened months after the state in January partially revived federally required eligibility check-ins, also called recertifications or redeterminations, which were paused during the pandemic, and just as food prices soared due to record inflation.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

The Morning Rundown

We’re staying up to the minute on the issues shaping the future. Join us on the newsletter of choice for Maryland politicos and business leaders. It’s always free to join and never a hassle to leave. See you on the inside.