Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits
The Food Stamps Program is now called SNAP, which stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The SNAP program is a nutrition assistance program that changes lives and helps communities.
SNAP is an entitlement program.
You can purchase seeds and seedlings with SNAP
You can use manufacturer's coupons with your SNAP benefits
You can use SNAP benefits at farmer's markets
SNAP is a federally funded program administered by Cayuga County Human Services Department for the United States Department of Agriculture. The goal of the program is to provide a higher level of nutrition to income-eligible individuals and families by enhancing their ability to purchase healthy food.
Need help applying, contact the Food Bank of Central New York. Their team will connect you to an Outreach Coordinator who will assist you in applying for SNAP benefit. 866-839-7304
If you are interested in nutrition education to help your family eat better for less, you can go to www.choosemyplate.gov - sponsored by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or contact Eat Smart New York (NY), free to all SNAP households at 315-255-1183 at the Cayuga County Cooperative Extension.
For additional information on the New York State (NYS) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP):
Call 800-522-5006 for the NYS Growing Up Healthy Hotline
Text the word food to 877-877 and receive a text back with open site information