SOFSA’s Director, Maura Ackerman, was recently interviewed in an article highlighting the end to the Emergency Allotment program that added an additional $90 per month to households receiving SNAP benefits. The article talks with several local experts who emphasize the necessity of extending these extra benefits to Syracuse, where over 30% of shoppers use SNAP to buy groceries.
The article highlights the Syracuse Cooperative Market, where SOFSA Advisory Board member Jeremy DeChario is General Manager. Syracuse Cooperative Market is a participant in the Double Up Food Bucks program that offers a dollar for dollar match on SNAP produce purchases. Promotion of and support for nutrition assistance programs is a policy priority for SOFSA in 2023 — read more on our Policy Platform.
Read the article on the Daily Orange: