SNAP Resources

WHAT IS SNAP?

Formerly known as food stamps, SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a federal government food-aid program that provides assistance to food-insecure individuals. Eligibility for the program is based on household income, and the benefit amount also takes into account the number of people relying upon that income. Those enrolled in SNAP receive a monthly stipend loaded onto a payment card — much like a credit card. This stipend can be used to buy food products from most food retailers.

WHAT IS SNAP OUTREACH & HOW DOES IT WORK?

The SNAP Outreach Program sends Food Finders’ outreach coordinators to strategic community centers, faith-based organizations, and residential housing facilities to help eligible Hoosiers sign up for SNAP benefits. Our outreach coordinators aim to make the process as easy as possible, helping individuals to complete applications, gather the necessary documentation, submit materials and assist with recertification.

The Food Finders Food Bank team holds SNAP Outreach events in food-insecure communities weekly. Outreach workers arrive to each location with the technology needed to set up a mobile office space, and, with the needed documentation, they are able to submit applications on site.

WHO DOES THE SNAP PROGRAM BENEFIT?

  • Food-insecure Hoosiers – SNAP provides supplemental nutrition to nearly 800,000 Hoosiers. This includes working families, seniors, and other vulnerable Hoosiers who are struggling to put food on the table.
  • The Local Business Community – Every $1 distributed through the SNAP program has nearly double that economic impact on the local community, transferring the investment to small businesses and food providers.
  • Communities Statewide – Food security can have a big impact on the stability of families and communities statewide, impacting health, safety, education, and our local economies.

FIND OUT IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SNAP

Wondering if you qualify for SNAP benefits? Fill out this short survey or contact our SNAP Outreach coordinator today!