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In the News

As pandemic continues, homeless find themselves on the fringes of life

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many Alabamians wondering "when they'll get paid again, or where they'll get their next meal, or where they'll sleep tonight," Arise's Chris Sanders tells AL.com. "And they have no idea how in the world they'd pay for health care if they get sick." Read more on AL.com.
Date
April 11, 2020
Source
AL.com
In the News

Alabama Department of Labor makes improvements to unemployment site, looks to outsource help to keep up with claim demand

"The well-being of any of us is tied inextricably to the well-being of all of us," Arise's Chris Sanders tells WHNT 19 in Huntsville. "We need to be looking to ensure that everyone has the ability to get by, to make ends meet, to provide for their families." Learn more from WHNT 19.
Date
April 8, 2020
Source
WHNT 19
In the News

155% increase in Ala. food assistance applications between February and March

About 55,000 Alabamians temporarily regained SNAP eligibility under a new federal law. "They should go in and reapply for benefits if they have been cut off because of the time limit. Because they’re eligible again, and will not be cut off as long as this emergency lasts," Arise's Carol Gundlach tells WSFA 12 in Montgomery. [...]
Date
April 8, 2020
Source
WSFA 12 News
In the News

Federal law is expanding SNAP benefits for people who need food

New federal SNAP changes to suspend time limits and lift enrollment barriers are "going to make a really big difference in keeping people fed who otherwise would have been going hungry," Arise's Carol Gundlach tells WAFF 48 in Huntsville. Learn more from WAFF 48.
Date
April 6, 2020
Source
WAFF 48
In the News

Many Alabama schools stop serving meals to slow coronavirus; others keep serving

The food situation for many people in Alabama's Black Belt is dire during the COVID-19 pandemic, with churches and schools filling the growing need as possible. "They're doing the best they can, but it's scary," Arise's Celida Soto Garcia tells AL.com. Read more on AL.com.
Date
April 6, 2020
Source
AL.com
In the News

Federal law strengthens food stamps during COVID-19 pandemic

Suspended time limits. School meal replacement assistance. Fewer enrollment barriers. Those are just a few of the new federal changes to SNAP food assistance that Arise highlighted in this Alabama Political Reporter article. Read more from the Alabama Political Reporter.
Date
April 4, 2020
Source
Alabama Political Reporter
Blog

Arise update: April 4, 2020

Like all of you, we're doing what we can to weather this crisis, and we have many concerns about the health and well-being of our families and communities. Arise executive director Robyn Hyden highlights some resources on our website that can help you navigate new SNAP and unemployment insurance benefits available for people who need [...]
Issues
Health, Safety Net, Economic Opportunity, Coronavirus
Date
April 4, 2020
Author
Matt Okarmus
In the News

Federal changes made to SNAP due to coronavirus

New legislation suspended SNAP time limits and expanded food assistance for many families. But as Arise tells WSFA 12 in Montgomery, Congress still needs to increase overall benefits and block harmful proposals to limit SNAP access. Learn more from WSFA 12 News.
Date
April 3, 2020
Source
WSFA 12 News
Fact Sheet

Federal law strengthened SNAP amid COVID-19 pandemic, but benefit increase still needed

The economic meltdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has created an extraordinary demand for food assistance. State agencies are working overtime to figure out how to get food to hungry Alabamians while schools are closed, people are sheltering in place and the risk of infection is high. Applications for food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition [...]
Issues
Safety Net, Coronavirus
Date
April 3, 2020
Author
Carol Gundlach
In the News

SNAP recipients to get additional benefits today

Families who participate in WIC have limited food options, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Read those little labels," Arise's Carol Gundlach tells Alabama Daily News. "And the main message is, be nice and don't hoard." Read more from Alabama Daily News.
Date
April 1, 2020
Source
Alabama Daily News