Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach
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It 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.
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
We 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?
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.
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.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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