Nutrition Outreach and Education Program
Connecting potentially eligible
New York State residents to SNAP
(Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
SNAP is our nation’s primary nutrition assistance program, stretching the monthly food budgets of all who meet program guidelines.
Skipping meals to afford college costs?
Living with a disability and cannot afford enough food for a month?
Working full-time or part-time and are struggling to afford enough food for your family
In a household in need of better nutrition and choice?
YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR SNAP BENEFITS!
WHO'S ELIGIBLE FOR SNAP?
Earned, unearned, exempt (Not counted for SNAP purposes – ex. HEAP or Loans)
For those above a certain age or qualifying because of a disability may also qualify.
Special rules for college and career and technical education students
APPLYING FOR SNAP
Fill out and submit a SNAP Application
Complete an interview with Department of Social Services
Submit documentation to Department of Social Services!
WHAT WILL YOU NEED?
PROOF OF IDENTITY
PROOF OF ADDRESS
PROOF OF INCOME
PROOF OF LIVING EXPENSES
BENEFITS OF SNAP
Your EBT card is used like a debit card. You can use it at most grocery stores.
SNAP can be used at many farmers’ markets.
SNAP can be used to buy most foods!
SNAP can be used to buy plants and seeds to grow vegetables!