Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Outreach

In response to low Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation, the Department of Human Services created a statewide outreach program to meet the goals of the program so SNAP eligible participants can make an informed decision about participating. SNAP benefits individual and low income households while boosting the local community.

Outreach initiative goals:

  • • Educating the community about the purpose and use of SNAP
  • • Dispelling the myths associated with SNAP
  • • Increasing access to information and application assistance of the program
  • • Increasing participation, especially among elderly and low-income Minnesotans
  • Resources

    USDA Food and Nutrition Services

    SNAP Outreach partners are encouraged to use the Bridge to Benefits, an online tool to screen for SNAP and connect participants to other resources in the community.

    SNAP Screening Tool
    English (PDF)

    Spanish (PDF)

    Russian (PDF)

    Somali (PDF)

    Hmong (PDF)

    SNAP Shots is a communication tool to share information to SNAP Outreach partners about contracts, SNAP policy changes and other information. To subscribe, please contact Di Vang at DHS.

    The SNAP in Action newsletter provides information about SNAP to the community.

    DHS forms can be downloaded on eDocs. Partners may also order forms in bulks using the bulk order site.

    Free SNAP Outreach materials are also available from Hunger Solutions MN, or order SNAP Outreach materials through Minnesota Food Helpline.

    In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

    To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-A, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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