How the Great Plains Food Bank works with SNAP
Ending Hunger Together
Ending Hunger Together A U.S. Department of Agriculture program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the nation’s food safety-net program providing nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of families so they can purchase the food they need and move toward self-sufficiency. Benefits are loaded onto an EBT card that can be used to purchase groceries.
Determining eligibility and navigating the applications for the program can be difficult or confusing, which is where the Great Plains Food Bank comes in.
How we help those on SNAP
- Through our SNAP Outreach Program, the Great Plains Food Bank works with community partners to identify households in need of assistance and supports their SNAP application process in addition to identifying other helpful resources.
- The average benefit amount per person per meal = $4.25.
- SNAP helps low-wage working families, low-income older adults and people with disabilities living on fixed incomes purchase food to meet their nutritional needs.