The Minnesota Department of Human Services said its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, will have a new income limit starting on September 1st.
The income threshold for SNAP benefits will be increased to 200% above the federal poverty line.
SNAP benefits currently has an income limit of 165% above the federal poverty line.
Cannel One Regional Food Bank’s Executive Director Virginia Merritt said the chance will help decrease demand at the food bank.
High inflation, which has impacted the cost of goods, like eggs, has made it harder for families to afford groceries.