Feds approve additional pandemic food benefits for 80,000 children in Oregon


September 7, 2022

The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) has received approval from the federal government to provide additional food benefits for young children whose families received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits between September 2021 and May 2022.

These additional benefits will provide approximately $46 million in additional food assistance for 80,000 young children in Oregon.

The benefits will be issued to families’ existing EBT cards in the fall, with the exact dates yet to be determined.

“We are grateful to be able to provide these additional food benefits to...

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