Extended SNAP benefits end, putting more pressure on food pantries

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SNAP benefits, also called 3SquaresVT, give payments to families looking for food assistance. Extra benefits were given out starting in March 2020. According to the state, these benefits have reached over 40,000 households. Now, more families may be turning to food shelves for help.

Sierra Davis of St. Albans started receiving food assistance almost a year ago. “It’s been helpful at first, but now it’s gonna definitely be a struggle,” said Davis.

She gets delivery from Feeding Chittenden and stops by her local food shelf when needed. Davis and her family are moving from a hotel to an apartment, now paying rent while simultaneously losing additional federal funding for food. “I’m gonna have to take what I have for food and just go get what I have to and then try to stock up,” said Davis