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Whitmer announces additional food help for the holidays

Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that some Michiganders will be getting some additional assistance to help lower grocery costs over the holidays

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced all Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits will receive at least an additional $95 monthly payment in December to help lower the cost of groceries. A news release says the additional assistance will help more than 1.3 million Michiganders in more than 700,000 households keep more of their hard-earned money. 

Governor Whitmer says quote, “This extra food assistance will help Michiganders feed their families during the holiday season,” she adds, “I will continue to work with our partners at the federal and state levels so that residents can keep their hard-earned dollars to pay for other critical household expenses.” 

In April 2020, some Michigan residents began receiving additional food assistance. In May 2021, all eligible households began getting extra monthly benefits. Federal approval is necessary every month. 

Secured by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow as Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, the federal government is providing additional funding to states for food assistance under House Resolution 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. 

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.
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