Minnesotans relying on food stamps, shelves will receive extra help from stimulus package
January 4, 2021
Nearly a half-million Minnesotans on food stamps will see a bump in their benefits starting in February as part of the $13 billion earmarked for food assistance in the latest federal COVID-19 relief package.
The $900 billion stimulus includes a 15% hike in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - also known as food stamps - through June that state officials say won't take effect until next month.
Even so, Richard Lewis thinks food stamps are like chickens: Don't count them before they hatch.