Policy at a Glance: Policy Changes Addressing Food Security During the COVID-19 Pandemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has significantly impacted the US economy, threatening the financial security of the most vulnerable members of our society. One critical aspect of the financial repercussions of the pandemic is food security, which is the state of having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. [...] To address this issue, the federal government authorized temporary changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; previously known as the Food Stamp Program). Most of these changes were authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Among other things, the FFCRA allowed the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide waivers and other flexibilities for states in administering SNAP during the pandemic. This policy brief reviews some of the key changes that help address food security during these unprecedented times."

Loma Linda University Institute for Health, Policy, and Leadership
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