Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program


SNAP is a federally funded, government assistance program that helps low-income households pay for nutritious food using an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. SNAP can assist households with children, legal immigrants, seniors and disabled members. Each month benefits are directly deposited onto the household’s EBT account, the amount of benefit depends on the household size, income, and expenses. These benefits can then be used to pay for food at supermarkets and convenience stores, as well as some farmer’s markets and food co-ops. SNAP brings federal dollars into communities, every $5.00 in new SNAP benefits generates $9.00 in community spending. Someone using their SNAP EBT card to buy food isn’t just helping themselves, they are also supporting the local economy.

 How can outreach help?

The URI SNAP Outreach Project helps low-income individuals and families access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP. Outreach workers can answer questions about SNAP, help determine potential eligibility for SNAP benefits, and provide support with the application process.  The SNAP Outreach Project seeks to increase participation with trainings, application assistance, providing informational material, and positive SNAP messages in mass media. Thousands of Rhode Islanders do not receive nutrition assistance because they are unaware of their eligibility or need additional assistance with applying.  Outreach and education are tools in overcoming barriers to SNAP participation. If you or someone you know is struggling to pay for food, let them know help is available through the URI SNAP Outreach Project 1-866-306-0270.

URI SNAP Outreach in the Community

September 4, 2015
Jonnycake Center Westerly
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: 23 Industrial Dr, Westerly, RI
Scituate Food Pantry
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: 1315 Chopmist Hill Rd, Scituate, RI
Martin Luther King Community Center Food Pantry
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: 20 Dr Marcus Wheatland Blvd, Newport, RI
Network RI Providence
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Location: 1 Reservoir Ave, Providence, RI
September 5, 2015
Mount Hope Farmers Market
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Location: 250 Metacom Ave, Bristol, RI
September 8, 2015
Bread of Life Food Pantry at Newman Congregational Church: Rumford
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Location: 100 Newman Ave, Rumford, RI
September 9, 2015
Community Action Partnership of Providence: Providence
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Location: 518 Hartford Ave, Providence, RI
RICAN: Charlestown
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Location: 805 Alton Carolina Rd, Charlestown, RI
September 11, 2015
Rhody Food on the Move @Kilmartin Plaza
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Location: 160 Benefit St, Providence, RI
St. Peter's by the Sea: Narragansett
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Location: 72 Central St, Narragansett, RI
September 12, 2015
Broad St. Farmers Market: Providence
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: 807 Broad St, Providence, RI
Jonnycake Center: Westerly
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am Location: 23 Industrial Dr, Westerly, RI

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