Need food? Call our SNAP Hotline: 215-430-0556

SNAP

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

SNAP Hotline

We operate a SNAP Hotline so that eligible households can apply for SNAP benefits right over the phone by calling 215-430-0556. 

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Case management

We serve as an advocate for clients that are wrongfully denied SNAP benefits.

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Community education

We strategize and implement our efforts to reach more low-income indivduals and connect them with public benefits.

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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.

 

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