Every year, the Coalition offers short-term relief by helping thousands of residents apply for SNAP (food stamps) and other public benefits.
SNAP, formerly known as "food stamps", stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP is our nation's most effective short-term relief program in the fight against hunger, with the average recipient household on the program for nine months. The program helps millions of families buy the food they need to make ends meet. SNAP is a need-based program and eligibility is based on household income. SNAP participants receive a monthly stipend that is placed on an ACCESS Card (in Pennsylvania), which works like a debit card, so they can stretch their budget each month. In 2015, SNAP lifted 4.6 million people out of poverty. We offer application assistance so our clients can find short-term relief through the SNAP program.
We operate a SNAP Hotline so that households can apply for benefits over the phone by calling 215-430-0556.
We serve as an advocate for clients that are wrongfully denied or having difficulty obtaining SNAP benefits.
We strategize and implement our efforts to reach more low-income indivduals and connect them with public benefits.