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In a May 12 commentary for The Progressive Pulse, Juliana de Groot contends that the recent expansion of SNAP benefits, enacted in response to COVID-19, should become a permanent change. She argues that while the pandemic highlights the disparities faced by communities of color, low-income communities, and rural communities, it also presents us with an opportunity to “ensure equitable, safe access to food.” De Groot is the dissemination specialist for the Food, Fitness and Opportunities Research Collaborative at HPDP.

Read the full commentary at The Progressive Pulse, a blog for NC Policy Watch.

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