RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Nevada assists low-income Nevadans in purchasing food. The program provided participants with a second monthly payment during the epidemic.
Those extra payments will stop three years from now.
Thomas Brown, among other awardees, will accept a substantial reduction. With the addition of epidemic dollars, his monthly stipend rose from $20 to more than $250.
“20 dollars to 270, that’s a major change,” Brown said.
This allowed Brown to shop at the grocery store and not the food bank. But next month, it all comes to an end.
“I knew it was going to end but for people who’ve got families, who really need the money, especially now, this is devastating,” he said.
Brown says he’s worried about families who now face soaring prices at the grocery store.
“The way prices are, it’s unbelievable. How families survive now, I have no clue,” Brown said.
He’s gearing up for the change by signing up at the food bank.
“I went back there and reapplied to let them know that I am going to be coming back because this SNAP stuff is cancelling.”
Brown is encouraging others to do the same and take advantage of what local organizations offer around town.
“You can get a box of food, fresh and great stuff,” Brown said. “Go to these places and get what you can to help cover what you’re about to lose.”
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