Food Banks Receive Boost from Stimulus Package

Originally posted on FREEP

More than a million Michiganders who receive federal food assistance will see extra benefits loaded onto their Bridge cards later this monthand food banks and pantries across the state stand to get a much needed boost. 

The latest federal stimulus package earmarks $13 billion for food assistance, including a 15% increase in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits through June and additional money for food banks, as Americans continue to struggle to put food on the table.