Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach

Senior Lady and Young BoyIt is important for struggling seniors, working families and others to know about every possible nutrition assistance opportunity. Unfortunately, many aren’t always aware of all their options, which is why we operate the SNAP Outreach program.

Our goal

To inform and educate about funded federal SNAP assistance (formerly Food Stamps) that goes unclaimed every year because people are unaware of their eligibility or because they have difficulty with the application process.

How SNAP Outreach works

SNAP Outreach ImpactWe work with organizations in the community to raise awareness about the availability of SNAP benefits, including providing information for distribution to clients; assisting with SNAP screening and SNAP applications (with bilingual assistance); and post-application follow-up with counties.

Need SNAP (formerly food stamps) assistance?

Online

To contact a SNAP Outreach Specialist, click the link below for the county where you reside and complete the form. A SNAP Outreach Specialist will then contact you shortly.

By Phone

  • Contact Second Harvest Heartland 651.209.7963.
  • 1.844.764.5513 (toll-free).
Amy Baker

Amy Baker

SNAP Outreach Specialist
Anoka, Chisago, or Isanti County

Complete SNAP Form

Tina England

Tina England

SNAP Outreach Specialist
Blue Earth, Brown, Nicollet, Le Sueur or Watonwan County

Complete SNAP Form

Maureen Wilson

Maureen Wilson

SNAP Outreach Specialist
Dakota or Washington County

Complete SNAP Form

Vicky Mendez

Vicky Mendez

SNAP Outreach Specialist
Hennepin County

Complete SNAP Form

Ma Lee

Ma Lee

SNAP Outreach Coordinator
Ramsey County

Complete SNAP Form

Carrie Lindquist

Carrie Lindquist

SNAP Outreach Specialist
Sherburne, Stearns or Wright County

Complete SNAP Form

Alert – SNAP applicants warned about scams

Applicants for SNAP in MN should be aware there is never a fee for applying for benefits, and to be on the lookout for ads on the internet falsely offering to help fill out applications. “Scam alert” provides regular updates about these illegal schemes.

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