The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need. Unfortunately, about one-third of the eligible population does not take advantage of this benefit. Food Bank of Lincoln's goal is to increase participation in Nebraska by assisting the eligible population access this valuable nutrition assistance benefit.

 

 

Food Bank of Lincoln and Food Bank of the Heartland Outreach Program focuses on three areas:

 

Awareness - A number of print and electronic resources are available for you to distribute to your clients to educate and encourage them to apply for SNAP if they qualify.

Assistance - Our SNAP Outreach Coordinators are available to directly assist clients with the prescreening, application, interview and verification process via a toll free hotline.

Access - The Permanent Access Site program offered by Food Bank of Lincoln/Food Bank of the Heartland provides your agency with a computer for public use in applying for benefits and training for your staff to assist with the application process.

Your SNAP partnership with Food Bank of Lincoln/Food Bank of the Heartland helps your reach the needy in your community in an additional
way. SNAP participation has positive economic impact in communities- $9 in total spending is generated for every $5 in new SNAP benefits.

How can your agency get involved?
 
              *Distribute SNAP materials provided by Food Bank of Lincoln/Food Bank of the Heartland to your clients
*Host a SNAP event to sign up clients for benefits
*Partner with Food Bank of Lincoln/Food Bank for the Heartland as a permanent access site
For more information, please contact a SNAP Outreach Coordinator at 855-444-5556.
 
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Fact: For infants and young children, the effects of chronic malnutrition in the early years of life are largely irreversible.