Food Stamps (SNAP)

“Food Stamps” is now called SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
SNAP is a federally funded nutrition program which helps low-income people buy the food they need to stay healthy.

OTHER FEDERALLY FUNDED FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS:

CSFP (The Commodity Supplemental Food Program) provides supplemental food to New York State residents ages six and under OR 60 and over.

Summer Food Service Program is operated nationally by the USDA, it offers free lunch during the summer months to all low-income children ages 18 and under at various sites throughout the community.

WIC (Women Infants & Children) is a special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. For supplemental, health-care referrals, and nutrition education for low income pregnant, breastfeeding, non-breast-feeding post partum women, and infants, and children up to five who are found to be at nutritional risk. Fathers taking care of at risk infants and children can also apply.

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