August 31, 2021

Dozens of groups join calls for DeSantis to authorize food stamp boost for low-income children [Orlando Sentinel]

Kate Santich writes:

"More than 80 groups, including the Florida PTA, have joined a plea for state leaders to secure $820 million in federal food benefits that would help 2 million low-income children across the state. But it’s a move Gov. Ron DeSantis appears unlikely to make.


While most schools did have remote learning for part of the year, this program addresses the summer, not the school year, notes attorney Cindy Huddleston, a senior policy analyst for the nonpartisan Florida Policy Institute [emphasis added].

“Of course, the state also would benefit from the influx of P-EBT spent at local grocery stores and markets,” she said."


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