SNAP Help Long Island

If you live on Long Island and struggle to keep food on the table, you are not alone.

Throughout Long Island, there are children who go to school without breakfast, adults who skip meals to pay for housing and energy, and older adults who have difficulty affording both food and medications. In 2017, SNAP helped over 167,000 individuals on Long Island stretch their food budget.

SNAP Help Long Island provides over-the-phone prescreening to Long Island residents. SNAP Helpline Coordinators are also available to get you started with the application process and answer questions you may have along the way.

Call us at 844-366-3435, or fill out our contact form for more information.


Do you need food help, but do not live on Long Island? Click here to be connected to our Nutrition Outreach and Education Program.

Free SNAP Prescreening

For a free and confidential SNAP prescreening, please call the Helpline at 844-366-3435 or fill out the contact form below.

I am interested in receiving a free and confidential SNAP prescreening:

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I am a: (optional—select all that apply)

SNAP Help Long Island provides free, confidential services including:

SNAP Prescreening

We can help you find out if you may qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP provides a monthly supplement that stretches the food budgets of those who meet program guidelines.

SNAP application guidance

The SNAP application can be confusing. We’ll  share different options for applying and help you identify documentation that may be required.

Education about nutrition assistance programs

There are programs and resources in addition to SNAP that can help stretch your food budget. We’ll explain how they work and help you to connect with them.

You can also apply for SNAP online at myBenefits.ny.gov


In existence since 2011, SNAP Help Long Island (formerly Long Island Anti Hunger Initiative)  is a partnership of national, state, and Long Island partners who came together to address the area’s growing and changing needs for SNAP benefits. SNAP Help Long Island provides assistance to any Long Islander struggling with hunger. Using both technology-based and traditional outreach methods, SNAP help Long Island focuses on reaching some of Long Island’s most vulnerable populations like veterans, seniors, working families and U.S. born children of recent immigrants. 

SNAP Help Long Island partners include Hunger Solutions New York and the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island.

Funded by USDA/FNS, FRAC, and The Walmart Foundation. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.