President Biden signs order to increase federal food benefits, among executive actions to stabilize the U.S. economy

Biden is asking the Department of Agriculture to allow states to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits — food assistance formerly called food stamps, and to increase by 15 percent benefits awarded through a school meals programs for low-income schools started during the pandemic, according to Biden officials. That could give a family of three children more than $100 in extra benefits every two months, according to tktktk.

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