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SNAP Enrollment Grows In Connecticut

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more Connecticut residents to apply for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP.

Daniel Giacomi manages the SNAP Program for the state Department of Social Services. He says so far there are about 360,000 people receiving benefits, and he expects the number will grow.

“To put that into comparison, at the peak of the Great Recession SNAP enrollment for our state was around 410,000 individuals. So as we see those numbers still rise, we may see them be on par, not above, what we saw during the Great Recession here in Connecticut and nationwide itself.”

Giacomi says Connecticut is prepared to connect residents who have taken a financial hit because of the virus, with the services they need.  

For more information, visit the Department of Social Services website.

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Ann is an editor and senior content producer with WSHU, including the founding producer of the weekly talk show, The Full Story.
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