SNAP Resources

  • SNAP Outreach and Application Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, is an entitlement program that provides people with the money they need for food. Eligibility for SNAP is based on income and our SNAP Coordinators are able to screen all clients to help determine what services are available to them.

Our SNAP Coordinators are available to speak with clients over the phone at their convenience, as well as meet them in the community at trusted partner sites, such as libraries, health centers, senior centers, schools, etc. We are able to help clients in English, Spanish or Creole.

Once completed, all SNAP applications are submitted to the local offices at the Department of Social Services, who review the applications to ensure the information is accurate and a representative will call each client for a phone interview. This process can take 30 days from start to finish.

SNAP is only one of the many services our team is able to connect clients to. Often clients have additional concerns outside of food. Our team are experts in the area of community resource referrals. During each screening, we will be able to provide referrals to clients to local food pantries and other community resources (housing, furniture, employment, education, etc) that are available across Long Island.

For further information about this program, please contact Taisha Freeman, SNAP and Community Resource Supervisor, taisha@islandharvest.org or 631-873-4775.

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