SNAP benefit changes take effect today

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: October 1, 2021

Oct. 1 marks the day that Coloradans participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) receive a 21% benefit increase. This change impacts more than 250,000 households and 499,000 individuals across Colorado. Approximately 38% of Colorado SNAP households include families with children under 18. 

The 21% increase translates to an average monetary increase of $36.24 per person per month, or $1.19 per day. The new maximum benefit for a family of four is $835 per month. Households already participating in SNAP will automatically receive the new amount with October benefit payments.  

To learn more about SNAP eligibility in Colorado, check out Hunger Free Colorado resources, use the Food Finder, or call the Food Resource Hotline at 855-855-4626.  Learn how to become engaged with their SNAP Outreach program in the Metro area or statewide here. 

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