Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach
At the Pennsylvania Hunger Action, SNAP (formerly Food Stamp) outreach is conducted in two different ways: over the phone on our SNAP Line 1-800-634-2033 and through community outreach events. You can find out more information about SNAP (Food Stamp Program) in our Resource Guide. Locate a retailer that accepts SNAP, here. And farmers markets that accept SNAP and FMNP vouchers, here. If your card's been lost, stolen, or damaged, call 1-888-328-7366.
SNAP Line 1-800-634-2033
At Community Outreach Events, staff can promote SNAP, answer questions about the program, screen participants for possible program eligibility, and provide on-site application assistance through COMPASS (the DPW internet-based application system for social service benefits). These events are held in any number of community sites, including grocery stores, senior centers, subsidized housing sites, and farmers markets. These services can also be incorporated into other community events, such as health fairs, rapid response events for recently laid-off workers, and church events.
The second type of community outreach that Hunger Action conducts is through trainings for staff of referring agencies. Our outreach team visits organizations whose clientele would benefit from our services. We explain the nuts and bolts, as well as the benefits, of SNAP. We can also provide staff with a basic screening method to determine which of their clients would most benefit from referring to our agency.
Food Pantry Outreach
Our agency recognizes that each pantry is unique, and we’ve worked diligently with each one to find the outreach approach that works best for them and their consumers. In general, our outreach thus far has consisted of:
To view upcoming and past events, go to the SNAP Outreach Events page.
If you are a vendor and would like to be able to accept EBT/ACCESS cards for payment of groceries, please apply via the US Department of Agriculture Food & Nutrition Service's website or contact their EBT Hotline at 1-877-823-4369 for more information. To accept manual vouchers, call 1-888-736-6328.
SNAP/Food Stamp Hotline: 1.800.634.2033