How SNAP Outreach Helps Communities
Provides food to hungry children. Nearly half of SNAP participants, 13 million individuals, are children.
Assists people transitioning to self-sufficiency. Most people spend less than 2 years on SNAP and half leave the program within 9 months.
Reclaims unused federal tax dollars. Over $6 billion in SNAP benefits went unclaimed in 2006 as a result of nonparticipation.
Increases the number of farm jobs. Every $1 billion in retail food demand generates 3,300 farm jobs.
Provides an immediate economic stimulus to state and local economies. Every $1 of accessed SNAP benefits generates an additional $1.84 of economic activity.
* Data from Feeding America
If you are a nonprofit agency, you can learn about becoming a local SNAP outreach partner. Click "Read more" for SNAP information and outreach tools.
SNAP Application GuideTo apply: accessnebraska.ne.gov
Questions? Call Nebraska’s Voice Response Unit: 1-800-383-4278
Need extra assistance? Call Food Bank for the Heartland’s SNAP Assistance Hotline: 1-855-444-5556
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