To: Stan Soloway,
The Center for Accountability Modernization and Innovation (CAMI)
Dear Mr. Soloway,
We, the undersigned, applaud your support for greater flexibility for assisting needy families apply for SNAP benefits. SNAP benefits are the key to addressing food insecurity during the pandemic and at all times.
Currently only a few food banks in four states are permitted by the federal government,
under demonstration authority, to assist our clients with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application and interview.
However, our role is very limited and falls short of certifying households for SNAP
We support CAMI’s efforts to remove the barriers that prohibit state and county SNAP
programs from using food banks and other private entities from assisting in certifying
needy families for SNAP benefits.