Every year, the Coalition offers short-term relief by helping thousands of residents apply for SNAP 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. The average recipient spends nine months on the program, and we offer application assistance so our clients can find short-term relief through the SNAP program.
Bridging the Gap
Does your monthly household income fall below the limits below? If so you may qualify for SNAP.
MONTHLY INCOME LIMITS (BEFORE TAXES)
October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017
1 Person: $1,584
2 People: $2,136
3 People: $2,688
4 People: $3,240
5 People: 3,792
6 People: $4,344
7 People: $4,898
8 People: $5,453
9 People: $6,008
10 People: $6,563
Each Additional Person: +$555
NOTE: If someone in your household is 60+ years old or disabled, higher income limits apply.