SNAP helps children and families.
Many families on Long Island struggle to afford enough food, and hunger is a persistent reality for kids. SNAP provides monthly benefits that eligible families can use to buy food at grocery stores, farmers markets, and online at Amazon, Walmart, Shop Rite, and other locations.
As trusted members of the community, schools and community partners can inform families about assistance available to relieve food insecurity and increase their health and wellbeing.
Our SNAP toolkit and online eligibility prescreening tool
Our toolkit helps you connect eligible families to SNAP. The materials provide information about SNAP, and refer families to the online SNAP eligibility prescreening tool: families answer just 8 questions and are told if they are likely eligible for SNAP, likely ineligible, or if more information is needed. They are also told how to apply for SNAP on the NYS MyBenefits.NY.Gov website. We can help families complete and submit their applications.