Oregon Boosts SNAP Benefits In Light Of Pandemic
The Oregon Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, announced they'll add and additional $30 million in benefits for both April and May. SNAP households should see extra benefits starting April 10 and new members on April 29.
The temporary boost in funding comes at a time when unemployment applications have skyrocketed across the state.
Department of Human Services Director Fariborz Pakseresht said the COVID-19 pandemic has left Oregonians facing “unprecedented economic instability, and food insecurity.”
Eligible households will see additional funds on their EBT cards or other ways they regularly receive benefits. However, those already receiving the maximum SNAP allotment will not get additional funds. The maximum varies based on household size.
For more information on SNAP benefits and to apply visit this link.