Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Virginia SNAP recipients to receive benefits early due to shutdown

Virginia SNAP recipients to receive benefits early due to shutdown

Food assistance program recipients in Virginia will receive their February food benefits early because of the federal government shutdown.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps eligible food-insecure and low-income families receive food assistance across the country. The Food and Nutrition Service works with state agencies, nutrition educators and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to help individuals apply to the program, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture website.

The change will affect all SNAP recipients across the state scheduled to receive their benefits during the first week of February, according to a news release from the Virginia...

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