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COVID-19 And Policy Update, Vol. 15

With Congress considering what to include in the next round of coronavirus relief legislation and a debate over how schools can reopen safely in Arkansas, there’s a lot to update in both the state and federal policy arenas. Arkansas...

Arkansans need a 15 percent SNAP increase

Prior to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity was a problem for over 15 percent of Arkansas households, higher than the national average of 11 percent. In fact, during fiscal year 2019, 1 in 9 Arkansans benefited...

Families to Receive Meal Replacement Assistance

Arkansas children who are eligible for free and reduced-priced school meals will have additional nutritional benefits coming their way soon. But it’s important for parents to be aware of the benefits and how to use them. Last week, Arkansas...