|During the COVID-19 crisis, the dedicated volunteers at ACCA continued to help our low-income neighbors with emergency financial assistance thanks to the donations from our generous community.|
However, many of the COVID-19 pandemic benefits provided by the federal government expired in February. With reduced benefits and rising inflation, local families are experiencing financial emergencies more than ever. Since July of 2022, the ACCA Family Emergency Assistance Program (FEAP) provided payments in excess of $286,000 to households who otherwise might have faced eviction or homelessness. This increased demand has continued into 2023.
Medicaid and SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits that were temporarily increased during the pandemic have also expired. An average family’s SNAP benefits have been reduced by $200. This reduction along with the rising cost of groceries has led to an increased demand for food from our pantry.
We need your help to continue to provide rent, utility, food, and medical payments to our neighbors in need as the pandemic benefits are reduced.
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