The Food Bank of Northern Nevada helps people in need apply for SNAP Benefits (formerly known as food stamps.) Click here to see what a budget in Nevada looks like compared to the poverty level. Roughly half of Nevadans who are eligible for food stamps actually receive them. SNAP Benefits can help a family make ends meet by providing help purchasing food. For a schedule of where the SNAP team will be in March, click here: Reno/Sparks and rural locations. In Nevada, half of all food stamp benefits go to families with children. This statistic highlights the importance of everything the Food Stamp Outreach Program does and shows exactly how vital application guidance is to ensuring that low income children eat.
Food Stamps generate economic activity in our local communities.
The Food Stamp Program brings federal dollars into communities in the form of benefits which are redeemed by food stamp participants at local grocery stores. These benefits ripple throughout the economies of the community, state and nation. For more information on the Fiscal Impact of SNAP in your community, click here.
Did you know?
- Every $5 in new food stamp benefits generates $9.20 in total community spending.
- Every additional dollar’s worth of food stamp benefits generates 17 to 47 cents of new spending on food.
- On average, $1 billion of retail food consumed by food stamp recipients generates 3,300 farm jobs.
For more information about the Food Stamp Outreach Program, schedule of the Outreach sites, or if you know someone in need of Food Stamp Nutrition Benefits, please call Kelly Nowak at (775) 331-3663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. **Please note: If you are e-mailing in regards to receiving food stamp benefits, please include a phone number to reach you at (if possible) so that we may contact you in a timely manner.
If you have more questions about the program, here is a link to SNAP Fact Checker. Without SNAP benefits, 41 million people in the US would have gone hungry in 2010 -- 48% of them children.