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September 22, 2022 - Lancaster, PA

Wolf Administration Marks Hunger Action Month by Expanding Eligibility for SNAP Benefits, Securing Food Assistance for More Pennsylvanians

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Executive Deputy Secretary Andrew Barnes joined the PA Department of Agriculture, Feeding PA, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, and others at the Lancaster Central Market today to recognize Hunger Action Month and to announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.

Effective October 1, Pennsylvania will increase the income threshold for all applicants to 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (FPIG). With this change, more than 420,000 additional Pennsylvanians in more than 174,000 households will be newly eligible for SNAP and will receive, on average, $63 a month.

Speakers Include:
Melissa Siwiec, Executive Director, Lancaster Central Market
Andrew Barnes, Executive Deputy Secretary, Department of Human Services
Caryn Long Earl, Director of the Bureau of Food Assistance, Department of Agriculture
Jane Clements, Chief Executive Officer, Feeding PA
Vanessa Philbert, Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County
Tarrah Barrier, Owner, The Turkey Lady (vendor who accepts SNAP at the market)



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA -  Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA -  Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA -  Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA -  Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA - Executive Director, Lancaster Central Market, Melissa Siwiec speaks at Thursdays press conference. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA - Executive Deputy Secretary, Department of Human Services, Andrew Barnes speaks at Thursdays press conference. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA - Director of the Bureau of Food Assistance, Department of Agriculture, Caryn Long Earl speaks at Thursdays press conference. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA - Chief Executive Officer, Feeding PA, Jane Clements speaks at Thursdays press conference. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>VANESSA.Lancaster, PA - Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, Vanessa Philbert speaks at Thursdays press conference. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>VANESSA.Lancaster, PA - Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, Vanessa Philbert speaks at Thursdays press conference. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>TARRAH.Lancaster, PA - Owner, The Turkey Lady, Tarrah Barrier speaks at Thursdays press conference. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA - Director of the Bureau of Food Assistance, Department of Agriculture, Caryn Long Earl speaks at Thursdays press conference. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA - Executive Director, Lancaster Central Market, Melissa Siwiec speaks at Thursdays press conference. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA - Chief Executive Officer, Feeding PA, Jane Clements speaks at Thursdays press conference with PA Department of Agriculture's Caryn Long Earl and Owner of The Turkey Lady, Tarrah Barrier. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA - Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, Vanessa Philbert speaks at Thursdays press conference with Feeding PAs Jane Clements, PA Department of Agriculture's Caryn Long Earl and Owner of The Turkey Lady, Tarrah Barrier. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA - Owner, The Turkey Lady, Tarrah Barrier speaks at Thursdays press conference with with Feeding PAs Jane Clements and PA Department of Agriculture's Caryn Long Earl. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA - Director of the Bureau of Food Assistance, Department of Agriculture, Caryn Long Earl speaks to Jane Claments, Chief Executive Officer, Feeding PA at Thursdays press conference. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Lancaster, PA - Director of the Bureau of Food Assistance, Department of Agriculture, Caryn Long Earl speaks with Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, Vanessa Philbert and Chief Executive Officer, Feeding PA, Jane Clements. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.September 22, 2022 <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_19.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Food Distribution Manager, Community Action Partnership, David DeVries. speaks with Director of the Bureau of Food Assistance, Department of Agriculture, Caryn Long Earl  and  Chief Executive Officer, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, Vanessa Philbert  at Thursday's press conference.  Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/22205_DOH_SNAP_20.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>(L-R) Department of Agricultures Caryn Long Earl, Feeding PAs Jane Clements, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster Countys Vanessa Philbert, The Turkey Ladys Tarrah Barrier, and Department of Human Servicess Andrew Barnes. Department of Human Services (DHS), the Lancaster Central Market and other organizationsmark Hunger Action Month and announce updates to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that will expand eligibility for Pennsylvanians in need of food assistance.