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What to know about pandemic-era food benefits ending in Delaware

The sign for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
United States Department of Agriculture
The sign for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

During the pandemic, more Americans qualified for food assistance and cash aid.

According to one non-partisan study, food benefits – through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP – lowered child poverty by roughly 14 percent and kept more than four million Americans above the poverty line. Now, many states are returning to pre-pandemic levels of assistance, in the midst of an economy featuring high inflation and higher costs at the grocery store.

Delaware Public Media’s Kyle McKinnon sat down with the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ Marcella Spady and Janneen Boyce to learn more about how the end of pandemic-related SNAP funding looks in the First State.

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Kyle McKinnon is a producer for The Green with a passion for storytelling and connecting with people.