1024 Acton residents and 215 Boxborough residents rely on SNAP food benefits, a 73% increase since 2020.
Earlier this month, families received their last increased pandemic benefit. On average, the SNAP emergency allotment added an additional $151 to a household’s normal monthly benefit of $335 in Massachusetts. As families absorb this decrease in food assistance, made even more challenging with recent inflation, our local food security partners become even more critical.
If you are struggling to put food on the table, there are resources to help. Check out the Food Security page of our Community Resources site for more information.