SNAP

New ‘SNAP’ program rules

For hundreds of thousands of people, food insecurity could become an everyday reality in the wake of a new policy change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as ‘SNAP.’ The Trump Administration is pushing a policy that would…

MS Senators Oppose USDA Proposal

Mississippi Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are among a bi partisan group who oppose a proposed U.S. Department of Agriculture rule regarding SNAP benefits that they say could limit food access in rural areas. The U.S.D.A. plans to increase…

Snap Benefits Cut Off Today

Beginning today, many Mississippians will have their SNAP Food Assistance benefits cut. A law passed in January requires adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have children to either find a job or enroll in a…

Many Could Face Losing SNAP Benefits

Thousands of people in South Mississippi could face losing their monthly food benefits of up to $190 before summer. Starting this year, people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, between the ages of 18 and 49, who have…

Six People Arrested for SNAP Fraud

Today, the Department of Human Services and Harrison County Sheriff’s Department carried out a sting, rounding up six people from across the county, all accused of SNAP fraud.