FOOD ASSISTANCE OUTREACH/SNAP OUTREACH

Our Food Assistance Outreach team helps people eligible for SNAP/food stamps enroll for benefits.  Individuals and families with household incomes less than 130% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for SNAP/food stamp benefits. Call the numbers listed, to learn more about SNAP/food stamps.

Click here to view the Mid-Ohio Foodbank SNAP Outreach Calendar.

SNAP Outreach Team

Duck Bardus – 1.740.513.1527

Ashley Mowrey – 1.614.230.3263

Demetria Preacher – 1.740.438.4732

Chiimeh Dowdell – 1.614.420.6126

Debera Diggs – 1.614.420.6960

About SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps, offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. SNAP is America’s largest domestic hunger safety net program. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works with state agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decision about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with state partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.

SNAP benefits are available based on eligibility guidelines for people with children and people who are elderly or have disabilities.

Benefits are also available to able-bodies adults (ages 18-50) who have no children. However, these individuals may be required to work at least 20 hours a week or participate in a mandatory work activity program and meet other work requirements in order to receive food stamp benefits. If adults without dependent children do not meet work requirements, they’re limited to three months of benefits in any 36 month period. These requirements may vary county to county within the state of Ohio.

These eligibility requirements and benefits could change upon passage of new federal funding decisions.

In the state of Ohio, the SNAP Program is called Food Assistance. The benefits are distributed on an EBT Card, called the Ohio Direction Card.

Am I Eligible for SNAP?

In order to apply for SNAP, you must fall at or below certain income guidelines listed below. Household size is determined by the number of people you prepare, eat and share meals with.

(The numbers below only relevant through September 30, 2019)

  • Number in Household: 1
  • Gross Monthly Income: $1,316
  • Number in Household: 2
  • Gross Monthly Income: $1,784
  • Number in Household: 3
  • Gross Monthly Income: $2,252
  • Number in Household: 4
  • Gross Monthly Income: $2,270
  • Each Additional:
  • Gross Monthly Income: + $468

How Can I Apply For SNAP?

Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Food Assistance Outreach Coordinators can assist you in determining your eligibility and applying for SNAP and other benefits. Call 614-782-5503 to learn more or view a calendar listing various locations where the Food Assistance Outreach Coordinators can be found.

You can also apply for SNAP and other benefits such as Medicaid and Ohio Works First online at benefits.ohio.gov and through the Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services shared services line at 844-640-6446.

If you have any questions or need help applying, please contact Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Food Assistance Outreach Team at 614-782-5503.