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12 Jun

Send a message to lawmakers

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a resolution that would include $2.1 million in the upcoming state budget to increase SNAP food aid for our state’s most impoverished elderly and people with disabilities. Through a targeted utility assistance initiative, this proposal would provide critical food aid to some of New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents. Many worthy causes compete for limited state dollars. When we all speak up, we have a better chance that legislators will make hunger a priority. We’ve made it...

25 Apr

-New rules boost SNAP aid

New Jersey Department of Humans Services implements changes to boost SNAP aid to disabled and elderly. The department just announced that New Jersey residents who receive social security, food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Lifeline Utility Assistance through the New Jersey Division of Aging Services may be eligible for additional benefits. The Lifeline Utility Assistance program provides a $225 annual benefit to eligible individuals to help meet heating and cooling needs. Based on the department’s ability to match...