Food/Clothing/Furniture Distribution Services

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

 
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2-1-1 Northeast Region 2-1-1 Northeast Region
General Information
Description of ServiceThe Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the new name for the Food Stamp Program, provides monthly benefits for low-income people of all ages, including older adults (age 60+), to buy the groceries of their choice at participating grocery stores, bodegas, and participating farmers' markets. As an entitlement program, anyone who meets program guidelines for eligibility will receive SNAP benefits. Participants, or their caregivers, use an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card to buy food. New Yorkers apply for SNAP through their county Department of Social Services. In New York City, applications go through Human Resources Administration (HRA) offices. In many cases, people may be allowed to either apply online, or mail or fax in their application instead of making an office visit. Also, most older or disabled adults may be able to interview with a caseworker over the telephone, rather than face-to-face.
LocationAlbany
Geographical AreaNew York State (Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington, and Westchester)
Public TransportationCall for details
Facility/ADA AccessCall for details
Intake ProcedureCall 518-436-8757
Intake RequirementsCall for details
Helpful TipsMany farmers’ markets across the state accept EBT/SNAP benefits: http://www.snaptomarket.com/locations.php
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish
EligibilityCall for details. For Help with Determining SNAP Eligibility: Hunger Solutions New York manages New York State's Nutrition Outreach and Education Program, located in many service areas across the state. This unique and nationally recognized program that provides free prescreenings and application assistance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesCall for details
 
Specific Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 14 Computer Drive East
Physical Site City, State, Zip Albany, NY 12205
Main Phone 518-436-8757
Other Phone 800-865-5542
Fax 518-427-7992
Web Address www.hungersolutionsny.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: HUNGER SOLUTIONS NEW YORK
Affiliated Program: SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)
This Service: Food/Clothing/Furniture Distribution Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: EBT Card Services (NL-1900)
Food Stamps/SNAP (NL-6000.2000)
Food Stamps/SNAP Applications (NL-6000.2000-220)