The Springboro Community Assistance Center expects a spike in demand this spring as changes come to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps).
Ohioans on food stamps will see a reduction in their benefits beginning in March thanks to a rollback of emergency supports put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some states have already ended the Emergency Allotment which added a second monthly payment for SNAP recipients. Ohio requested and received an extension in the amount of $126M for January and February as final Emergency Allotment payments which will assist 673,063 Ohio households. Beginning in March, Ohioans will receive only their one, normal monthly SNAP benefit amount.
Statewide food pantries have been preparing for the end of emergency allotments and the anticipated spike in local demand. Approximately 4,600 households in Warren County are on food stamps.
To monitor your benefits locally, contact the Warren County Department of Job and Family Services.
More information and frequently asked questions can be found on the USDA website.