The SNAP Outreach Project offers three different types of trainings depending on your needs and the populations you serve (described below).
Community Information Presentations provide basic information to community groups and agencies about hunger in RI and SNAP.
Outreach Training are targeted to staff and volunteers of social service agencies working with low-income individuals. The trainings cover the benefits of SNAP, eligibility and application guidelines.
Group Eligibility Presentations allow potentially eligible individuals to learn about SNAP with their peers. At these meetings Outreach staff review frequently asked questions and share information about the benefits of receiving SNAP. Application assistance may also be included in these sessions.
Trainings will be adapted to meet the needs of details or demographics.
Direct Client Outreach Assistance
Outreach staff are available to:
- Provide basic information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and its benefits
- Pre-screen potential applicants
- Assist with SNAP applications or recertification forms
- Prepare applicants for the interview process
- Answer questions about SNAP
Outreach staff go to community agencies, pantries, soup kitchens, schools, fairs, senior centers, and housing sites; they can be scheduled for one-day events or on-going, multiple week schedules.
To schedule an outreach worker to assist your clients contact:
Katie West, Outreach Supervisor
Materials about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provide helpful facts and information about its benefits and the application process.
We offer many materials providing:
- Answers to frequently asked questions
- Information about the application process
- Community updates regarding new SNAP policy changes
Materials can be adapted for specific populations, including:
Disabled, Immigrants, Single adults, Parenting teens, Elderly, Families, Working families, Homeless Individuals.
Materials are available in English, Spanish, and other languages upon request.