Idaho’s transition to a 10-day schedule for the distribution of food stamps benefits was smooth, with minimal issues being reported for the 180,000 citizens enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Food stamp recipients, grocery stores and food pantries proved to be informed and prepared for the change, which took place from July 1-10.
“Based on what has happened in other states, this had the potential to be an extremely difficult transition,” said Welfare Administrator Lori Wolff. “But there were very few issues, thanks to the collaboration and efforts of all of our partners in feeding Idahoans who need help to put food on their tables. Most of the calls we received were from people who knew but had forgotten about the change. We were able to help them get the information and resources they needed until their benefits were available.” Continue reading