More cash on the way in which for meals stamps, faculty meals for needy Hawaiian households
According to US Senator Brian Schatz, additional funds are on the way for food stamps and school meals for families in need due to a new order from the Executive President.
President Joseph Biden’s new ordinance will provide additional benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to the neediest families, including nearly 33,000 people in Hawaii, Schatz said.
It also includes a 15% increase in family benefits, which should help more than 93,500 Hawaiian students who qualify for free or discounted school meals and are currently receiving Pandemic electronic power delivery benefits due to COVID-19-related school closings.
In addition, Schatz said a food aid policy will be updated to reflect the real cost of healthy eating.
“More help is on the way for Hawaiian families struggling to put food on the table,” Schatz said in a statement. “These new actions by the President will increase utility and provide healthier meals to those most in need.”
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