BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Due to the ongoing partial government shutdown, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in Maryland will receive their February benefits early.
February’s amount will be placed on EBT cards on Jan. 20.READ MORE: Where's Marty? Checking Out The Sunrise Tours At Pimlico
These are not extra benefits, but the February benefits early.
SNAP is distributed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As a result of the shutdown, new spending was halter.
SNAP was fully funded through January and the USDA found a resolution to fund February as well.READ MORE: $8K Reward Offered For Tips In Furrow Street Homicide Case
In Baltimore, if you’re having trouble feeding your family you can dial 211.
You can also click here to find your local food bank.
Here’s where you can find your local SNAP office, if you have more questions.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Police Looking To Identify Suspect In Hustler Club Shooting