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SNAP/Food Stamp Benefits
SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as Food Stamps, serves as our nation’s first line of defense against hunger. SNAP provides low-income people with a consistent means to buy nutritious food at supermarkets and many farmers’ markets using a special debit card. SNAP eligibility is based on residency, family size, income and assets.
How do I know if I qualify for benefits?
Harvesters' SNAP Outreach Team can help you determine if you are eligible. Simply call our SNAP hotline at 877.653.9522 or email us at SNAP@harvesters.org. If you would like a member of our SNAP Outreach Team to contact you, please fill out this form.
We can conduct a brief, free and confidential screening over the phone, determine if you would qualify, and then assist you with completing and filing your application. You do not have to visit a government office or stand in line.
To learn more, download our SNAP brochure.
Why is Harvesters involved in SNAP outreach and assistance?
Harvesters provides emergency food assistance to low-income families. But hunger rates are at an all time high, and many families need more than one-time emergency help with food. Federal nutrition assistance programs, such as SNAP, are Harvesters’ partners in feeding the hungry. SNAP provides people with a consistent means to purchase the nutritious food they want and need. Learn more about the facts, myths and realities surrounding SNAP.
The Food Research & Action Center has an interesting interactive map providing state-by-state data on the share of all households that are participating in SNAP, based on American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year data (2011-2015), and the percentage of households participating in SNAP for metro, small town, and rural counties. Scroll over a state to view the participation rates.