Food Bank for the Heartland’s SNAP Outreach team helps families and individuals navigate the application process, understand program benefits, and access additional community resources. As an equal-opportunity provider, our team helped submit 6,327 applications in Nebraska and 12,352 applications in Iowa in FY 2023. Our SNAP Outreach team can help families and individuals apply over the phone in as little as 15 minutes.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest anti-hunger program in the country, helping thousands of Nebraskans and Iowans afford high quality food. SNAP provides important nutritional support for families and individuals with low incomes. It’s intended to fill the gap between the cash a household has available to buy food and the cost of a “thrifty” food budget as set by the USDA.
Our SNAP Outreach team is extremely well versed in eligibility requirements and the various benefits and programs offered to Heartland residents. SNAP applications submitted with our support have an approval rating of 81%. This is nearly double the approval rating if an individual were to apply themselves. This expertise ensures applications are filled out correctly, decreasing the time it takes for recipients to qualify, receive federal benefits and access food for their families. This technical assistance would not be possible without the tremendous support of our donors and partners.
Call our SNAP/Food Resource Hotline
Food Bank for the Heartland’s SNAP Outreach team can help you find a pantry, walk you through the SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) application process, and access additional community resources. Se habla Español.
Double Up Food Bucks
Double Up Food Bucks is a public-private partnership that gives SNAP recipients bonus dollars to use when they purchase fruits and vegetables from local farmers and retailers—an initiative that benefits our communities, our farmers and the health of our citizens.
SNap in the news
Cindy Doerr, Food Bank for the Heartland’s Nebraska SNAP Manager, talks to KBEAR Country radio about the SNAP Program and how Nebraskans can access community resources.