Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits.
If you are interested in exploring your eligibility, make an appointment.
Students may be able to get food assistance if they are:
- Physically or mentally unfit
- Receiving Temporary Cash Assistance benefits
- Participating in a state or federally financed work study program
- Enrolled in college as a result of participation in a Job Opportunities and Basic Skill program under Title IV of the Social Security Act
- Working a minimum of 80 hours per month
- Participating in an on-the-job training program
- Taking care of a dependent household member under the age of six
- Taking care of a dependent household member over the age of five but under 12 and do not have adequate child care to enable them to attend school and work a minimum of 80 hours per month, or to take part in a state or federally financed work study program.
- Single parent enrolled full-time in college and taking care of a dependent household
member under the age of 12.
SNAP Eligible Foods
Households CAN use SNAP benefits to buy foods for the household to eat, such as:
- Breads and cereals
- Fruits and vegetables
- Meats, fish and poultry
- Dairy products
- Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.
Households CANNOT use SNAP benefits to buy:
- Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco
- Pet foods
- Soaps, paper products
- Household supplies
- Vitamins and medicines
- Food that will be eaten in the store
- Hot foods
Benefits Screenings allow you and a coordinator to see specific benefits that may be available to you. Once you are aware of your qualifying benefits, the coordinator will assist you in completing an application. Your coordinator can assist you with the entire process, including faxing necessary paperwork.
The screening is a quick and easy way for our coordinators to determine if you or members in your household are eligible for:
- Food Stamps /Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Low or no cost health care