During the pandemic, people who were eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits received an emergency allotment payment each month, along with their regular benefit payment.
The United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services recently announced that these emergency allotments would end in February 2023.
This change will result in a significant reduction in benefits for SNAP recipients effective March 1. The following local resources may help individuals who are looking for additional support during this time.
Hamilton County: Freestore Foodbank, St. Vincent de Paul
Butler/Warren Counties: Shared Harvest Foodbank
Clinton County: Sugartree Ministries
It is important to understand that neither the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, nor county agencies, have control over this change. Because this is a federal law change, there are no fair hearing rights or fair hearing benefits on the ending of the SNAP emergency allotments. Click here to learn more about this change.