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STATUS OF P-EBT BENEFITS AND VOICES OF HOPE – AUGUST 7
STATUS OF P-EBT BENEFITS
Second Harvest has received several questions recently regarding the status of P-EBT benefits. A new COVID-19 stimulus bill is currently being negotiated in Congress. The final content of this bill will determine if pandemic-enhanced benefits, including P-EBT, will be renewed. Families can still apply for the current P-EBT benefit until Aug. 31, or before the start of their child’s school year (whichever comes first). Second Harvest will continue to provide updates as we learn them about P-EBT and other food-related benefits. For more information on P-EBT, click here.
VOICES OF HOPE
“I don’t have a vehicle and usually walk to the food bank in my area. But I haven’t been able to go there since the middle of March. My neighbors came home with extra boxes from Second Harvest, and I got three – one of each. You cannot imagine how grateful I am to have oranges and strawberries for breakfast! And milk and dairy too. Thank you so much for all you do!” -Kelly
Photo by Kessin Drews
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The Bite2Go program rallies people from a diversity of backgrounds around the simple belief that no child should go hungry. Our donors and volunteers come from the business world, the faith community and a variety of civic groups and clubs; they range in age from 9 to 90.
As Nov. 11, Veterans Day, approaches, we’d like to take time to thank a special group — our veterans — and acknowledge the multiple ways they serve our program and our communities as they once served their nation.
Food insecurity. It is a term we so often hear, but many of us never really understand because we are lucky.
We have never skipped a meal because we can’t afford one or questioned when we will eat again. But it’s a reality for thousands of our neighbors.
They have to make impossible choices about whether to buy medication, pay rent, keep the power on, and put gas in the car — or buy food for the week.
And while I knew that people around me were making these choices every day, I never understood it until working with Second Harvest.
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