$40.3M

September 3, 2020 | Number of The Day
Additional food assistance to SNAP recipients slated for September 2020

Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive an estimated $40.3 million in additional benefits in September to help address critical needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The money will be disbursed to about 236,000 households.

SNAP supplemental payments were included in the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Human Services has already provided about $219 million in supplemental SNAP benefits between March and August. All told, the supplemental benefits (including September) total about $259 million.

SNAP supplemental payments were included in the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act.