SNAP is there for you when you need it.

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SNAP is there for you when you need it.

If you need help buying food, you are far from alone. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers are reaching out for help in this tough economy.

For them, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) is a simple, dependable way to buy food. SNAP can be just as reliable for you, too.

Many New Yorkers are eligible for SNAP, whether they are:

  • Working
    Many low-income working people think that because they work, they cannot be eligible, but many are.
  • 60 years of age or older
    If you live in a household with people 60 years of age or older, you may be eligible even if you have a higher income.
  • Unemployed
    SNAP can help you get by between jobs.
  • ┬áDisabled
    You may qualify for SNAP even if you receive SSI/disability benefits.
  • Immigrants
    Many immigrants who were not eligible before can now get SNAP. Also, if you are an immigrant who is not eligible, you can still apply on behalf of your eligible children. Applying will not affect your immigration status.

How do I apply?

If you want to find out if you qualify, please call to speak to a SNAP specialist at: 646-935-3513 or 646-865-0769.

Or email: Marie mvincent@nyccah.org or Ying yzhang@nyccah.org

For more information please visit the official New York Coalition Against Hunger website.