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Emergency Food Allotments Continue This Month for SNAP Households

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ALEXANDRIA, VA-The Virginia Department of Social Services announced today that emergency benefits will continue for this month for households that are registered with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This support has helped families who cannot afford food during the pandemic.

The benefits will be loaded automatically to Electronic Benefits Transfer cards on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

These emergency allotments raise existing SNAP households’ monthly allotment to the maximum allowable based on household size: See the chart below.

OCTOBER 1, 2019 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2021

Maximum SNAP Allotments for 48 States and D.C.

Household Size 48 States and DC
1 $204
2 $374
3 $535
4 $680
5 $807
6 $969
7 $1,071
8 $1,224
Each additional person $153

(Courtesy Virginia Department of Social Services)

Questions? Contact Alexandria’s Department of Community and Human Services. For more information about SNAP food assistance, click HERE.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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