Speech to Text for Snap Benefits Issued Early Due to Shutdown
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supplemental andryanna says: "p receive snap benefits will see their february disbursements in their accounts in just a few days instead of at the start of february. this is making food pantries like access a little concerned." according to the oregeon department of health services there are more than 615 thousand of oregonians currently enroslled in snap. but because of the government shutdown the u-s department of agriculture has asked each state to issue february benefits early. access is concerned people who receive those benefits may then run out of them earlier than usual --causing them to need food for the rest of the month. pamela says: "we would see a larger number of people coming to the pantries for support. it would be a significant increase in need." the oregon self-sufficiency director said in a statement "we want to be clear that these are not additional funds that snap recipients are receiving, but an early issuance of february benefits." although congress approved a farm bill by the end of 2018 that promised snap funding, those funds will not be approved until the partial government shutdown ends the means there is a chance snap will be affected if the shutdown continues through february this is something that access says could also impact the food pantry pamela says: "there are 37,000 people in the community that rely on snap benefits and while we don't actually have much to do with snap if those were discontinued it would impact our pantries our need for food." andryanna says: "dhs recommends to carefully budget out those february snap funds. in medford, andryanna sheppard, newswatch 12." today, president trump ensured workers