A hunger cliff is about to hit.
Millions of people who rely on support from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will soon see their SNAP benefits drop. When COVID-19 began, SNAP gave people extra benefits. They were called “Emergency Allotments.” The average family got $80 a month in extra SNAP money. These “Emergency Allotments” are now ending. As of March 1, 2023, all SNAP recipients will see cuts to their benefits.
These fact sheets provide an overview of what’s changing with SNAP and steps that SNAP participants can take to prepare for the loss of Emergency Allotments in California, Illinois, and Texas.