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North Adams, MA 01247

Snap Errors

Massachusetts is now losing over $12M per month in federal nutrition dollars (100K drop in participation of individuals since end of 2013) largely as a result of the extreme error-filled data matching and impenetrable "modernization" of its systems. The SNAP caseload is dropping at a faster rate than the national average and the state unemployment rate.  

Thousands of SNAP clients are being automatically denied or terminated from SNAP benefits. Food pantries and food banks are reporting a spike in emergency food demands from families whose SNAP benefits have suddenly stopped. Local schools have reported to area food pantries a decline in their "direct certification rates" for free school meals (families on SNAP are "directly certified.)  Community organizations report that families who try to get back on SNAP are seeing reapplications denied and are unable to get through the DTA Assistance Line. 

 

 


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News
09/19/2017
Kim McMann is the new executive director at the Berkshire Food Project.
09/19/2017
After nearly 25 years, we say farewell to Valerie Schwarz.
06/08/2016
"I wanted to share the wonderful article in the Berkshire Eagle about Mrs. Lawson's field trip to the Berkshire Food Project and all the great work that is being done by the students in the gardens outside of Brayton." -John Franzoni
Stories of Pride
“My proudest moment is after the meal has been served. When you get the opportunity to grab a plate of the meal you just helped prepare, and get the opportunity to go and sit in the dining room, converse with your community, and make new friends...”
“My proudest moment and favorite story is when one of our regular guests came in and asked if there would be enough food to feed an extra busload of people. I said, “We would always have enough.” Thank God we did!
"Recently, a woman called from out of town and said she googled the words “SNAP benefits in North Adams” and the Berkshire Food Project (BFP) was the first name on the list, so.."
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