Bebashi in the News – KYW News Radio (February 27, 2023): Emergency allotment SNAP benefits to end in March

KYW News Radio interviewed Bebashi’s Hunger Relief Supervisor, Janice Tosto, to get her thoughts on the effect that the upcoming end of emergency allotment SNAP benefits will have on local food pantries, such as Bebashi’s Food First pantry.

Janice Tosto with Bebashi, a Philadelphia nonprofit, says this change will increase the already heavy burden placed on food pantries like hers.

“Even now, we’re seeing a tremendous uptick,” Tosto said. “We are seeing all kinds of people come through our pantry – white, African American, Latino, Asian. We are seeing everybody.”

There’s such a demand that sometimes you’ll come in and the shelves and fridges will be empty.”

She says many families rely on these benefits to put food on their tables each month.

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