Virginia SNAP recipients to see increase in benefits
The Virginia Department of Social Services announced that the state’s SNAP participants will see an increase in their benefits beginning on Friday. This increase is due to the United States Department of Agriculture’s recent update to the Thrifty Food Plan. Officials say SNAP benefits are based on the Thrifty Food Plan to estimate the cost of groceries needed to provide a healthy diet for a family of four. VDSS Commissioner, S. Duke Storen, says, “No one in Virginia should ever go hungry. This long overdue change to the Thrifty Food Plan means that over 760,000 Virginians can better afford nutritious meals.” This SNAP benefit increase begins for Virginia participants on October 1st.
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