It’s a SNAP

Pages-from-SNAP-Booklet-2Have you ever wondered about whether or not you or your clients qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps)?

Is your organization a Community Based Partner for ACCESS Nebraska, the new on-line public benefits application, and you are looking for tools and resources?

If so, Nebraska Appleseed’s new Guide to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Outreach in Nebraska is for you!  This simple, accessible guide provides the tools and resources you need to help connect Nebraskans to public benefits, with a specific focus on the SNAP program.  SNAP is a federally funded program that offers food and nutrition assistance to eligible people.

A recent report from the Food Research and Action Center found that 13.5% of Nebraskan households without children and 21.1% of households with children struggle with food hardship – meaning they cannot always count on their next meal.  In these difficult economic times, the demand for SNAP and other food assistance has increased steadily and many people are finding themselves in a daily struggle to put food on the table.

This handbook can help you, your nonprofit organization, your church, or other organization share information about SNAP and help families navigate the application process.  Highlights include: tips for talking with applicants, ideas for outreach for organizations, details on eligibility, additional resources, and more – take a look today!

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