SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Testimonial

You really don’t know how much a little assistance can help someone get through tough times until you’ve met someone who is struggling to eat a good meal every day, even though they are working hard. When someone tells you that they constantly make choices every month between feeding their family and paying rent it really makes you want to go the extra mile to help people apply for SNAP benefits. It hits close to home for me because I have witnessed my mother starve so my brother and I could eat. Working with the SNAP program has been a blessing. The impact you can have on people’s lives just by helping them receive a much-needed benefit is extremely gratifying. When I don’t have the energy to wake up and do my job, I think about the individuals and families that need my help which gives me all the fuel I need.

– Jason Wilson

SNAP Grandparents Grandchildren

Seedco conducts extensive education campaigns through its network of community-based organization (CBO) partners in New York, Georgia, Tennessee, and Maryland to screen and enroll individuals into SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—formerly food stamps).

SNAP is a federal food assistance program available for millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. Through CBO partners, Seedco increases access to SNAP for populations with barriers to enrollment, including: low-wage workers, veterans, non-English speaking households, the elderly, and immigrants. Seedco helps people access “work supports”, such as SNAP, increasing household monthly income, while moving families toward economic security. In addition to reducing hunger, improving nutrition, and supporting families, SNAP dollars are primarily spent at local businesses, bringing an economic benefit to low-income communities.

We are currently seeking donations for our SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—formerly food stamps) program. While the federal government provides 100% of the funds needed for SNAP program benefits, it shares the cost of administering outreach programs with the states. SNAP Outreach is a matching program: those implementing SNAP outreach programs must match state SNAP dollars one-to-one with private contributions to make their wide-scale outreach possible.  Click here to donate!

For more information, please contact Jean Henningsen, Director, at jhenningsen@seedco.org or (410) 234-0279.