Tennessee Voices, Episode 126: Michele Johnson, Tennessee Justice Center Dec. 11, 2020 | David Plazas | Tennessean "The economic impact of this pandemic has been felt from Memphis to mountain city in a real way for the families that we serve." -Michele Johnson, Executive Director of Tennessee Justice Center Read original story.
Tennessee defends policy to throw away P-EBT cards if families don't retrieve them in 30 days Nov 19, 2020 | Natalie Allison | Tennessean Nashville "It’s absurd for DHS not to give schools all the support they possibly can to help facilitate the P-EBT distribution process. Schools have too much on their plates
What to Know About Signing Up for Health Insurance While in the Pandemic Nov 6, 2020 | Ryan Breslin | News 4 Nashville "Now I think with the pandemic we could all have a chronic illness within an instant." -Michele Johnson, Exec. Director of TJC Getting people covered should be a top priority
Tennessee plans to now waive application, allow schools to distribute food assistance to families Sep 3, 2020 | Natalie Allison | Tennessean After months of deadline extensions, Tennessee's P-EBT program missed hundreds of thousands of eligible kids. Now they're waiving the application and instead leaving it to schools to distribute food relief to
Tennessee risks losing $50M in pandemic food aid as 217,000 eligible kids have not been enrolled Aug 27, 2020 | Natalie Allison | Tennessean Hundreds of thousands of people rely on school meals to feed their children. With closed schools during the pandemic, P-EBT is a great way to address food insecurity families