2020 Education Sessions: Food Insecurity WIC/SNAP

Food Insecurity WIC/SNAP
WIC Help NY is a new program designed to help those individuals who are eligible to apply for WIC. WIC benefits are available to income eligible women who are pregnant or breast feeding and children up to  five years old. WIC benefits for children up to five years old are also available to their caregivers such as dads, granddads, foster care parents & kinship caregivers. The WIC Help NY Specialsit will help with needed documents, setting up the initial appointment and explain the new eWIC benefits card.

The Nutrition and Education Outreach Program (NOEP) offers free and confidential services to connect hungry New Yorkers with nutrition assistance programs. NOEP’s primary focus is increasing participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  SNAP is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger stretching the monthly food budgets of all who meet program guidelines.

Hunger Solutions New York trains NOEP outreach workers in SNAP guidelines to provide individuals and households with confidential and accurate pre-screenings and application assistance. A NOEP Coordinator:

  • Helps applicants gather and copy the necessary documents for application
  • Offers home visits and in-person or over-the-phone assistance for applicants who need individualized help
  • Works closely with local government offices to ensure that each application is processed correctly
  • Identify and remedy barriers to SNAP participation
  • Refers households to other nutrition assistance programs and community resources
  • Collaborates with an array of local service providers.

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