FOR CURRENT SNAP/FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS
All of New York City, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Westchester Counties:
Hot and Prepared Food Waiver Extended Until January 31
For The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended until January 31, the ability of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/food stamp recipients to use their benefits to purchase hot and prepared foods from participating vendors.
Sometimes, when storm victims relocate, are living in shelters, have kitchen damage or are without power, it can be difficult to prepare meals. For these reasons, USDA permits this waiver to enable SNAP recipients to access hot, nutritious meals at vendors that already accept EBT cards (typically grocery stores and bodegas).
Click here to download an updated hot and prepared foods outreach flyer.
Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinators are free and confidential partners in your community who can answer any questions you have about SNAP/Food Stamps. Click here to find your local NOEP Coordinator.
RESOURCES TO DOWNLOAD
FOR CURRENT SNAP/FOOD STAMP RECIPIENTS
Disaster SNAP Benefits
Flyer about Disaster SNAP Benefits for current SNAP/food stamp recipients
Information about accessing prepared foods with SNAP/Food Stamp Benefits
Prepared Food SNAP EBT flyer
CHILD NUTRITION RESOURCES
Hunger Solutions New York Memo - Displaced Students and Free School Meals extended until December 31.
New York State Announces Easing of Requirements to Ensure WIC Recipients Receive Food or Infant Formula Benefits
Flyer - Children displaced by Hurricane Sandy can receive Free School Meals
FOR ALL PEOPLE AFFECTED BY SANDY
Click here to download a general information flyer about D-SNAP.
Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and FreshConnect Program Seasons Extended Statewide
Governor Cuomo's Hurricane Sandy Resource Page.
New York City Disaster Resource List
A Guide to Disaster Assistance and Relief Funding from Senator Gillibrand
FEMA Hurricane Sandy Rumor Control
Fact Sheet: Access to Disaster Benefits for Immigrants without Status (pdf)
from Empire Justice Center
Email update from Hunger Solutions New York with additional resources (11/16/12)
Email update from Hunger Solutions New York (11/6/12)
For More Information:
There are Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinators in many communities across NYS. NOEP coordinators are available to help potentially eligible individuals and families apply for SNAP benefits.
NOEP coordinators can help families and individuals who may be eligible for Replacement SNAP
• Provide the form for households to request replacement benefits.
• Help households complete this form, and
• Answer any questions households may have.
Click here to find out if there is a NOEP coordinator in your community.
50% of Monthly Benefits Automatically Issued to Recipients in Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Westchester Counties and parts of NYC.
All recipients in the above counties and certain zip codes in New York City should have automatically received replacement SNAP benefits amounting to 50% of the October benefit allotment. The amount should have been placed on EBT cards by Thursday, November 8.
You DO NOT have to fill out a form or report your loss to your local SNAP/Food Stamp Office in order to receive this benefit.
Click here for a list of New York City Zip Codes granted this automatic benefit.
If you did not receive the automatic benefit, please contact your local SNAP/food Stamp Office.
Other current SNAP recipient households that have lost food purchased with SNAP benefits due to Hurricane Sandy are also entitled to replacement benefits. The loss must be reported by Wednesday, November 28, 2012, and the household must return a signed and completed form, by close of business on Monday, December 10, 2012.
Click here to download the form with a cover page from Hunger Solutions New York.
Disaster SNAP Reources
The following resources are available to download:
Hunger Solutions New York D-SNAP Resources:
Community outreach flyer about who is eligible and how to apply
Flyer for current SNAP/food stamp recipients
D-SNAP Resources from HRA:
NYC D-SNAP application-English - Please note you must apply in person or send a representative.
NYC D-SNAP application-Arabic
NYC D-SNAP application-Chinese
NYC D-SNAP application-Haitian/Creole
NYC D-SNAP application-Italian
NYC D-SNAP application-Korean
NYC D-SNAP application-Russian
NYC D-SNAP application-Spanish
NYC HRA Q&A about D-SNAP
HRA information sheet on Transportation to the Brooklyn D-SNAP location