Missouri SNAP Outreach

SNAP is formerly known as Food Stamps

The SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as Food Stamps, provides nutrition benefits for families to purchase healthy food options. It is an entitlement program, NOT a welfare program. This means there are enough benefits to go around and you won’t be taking benefits away from anyone.

Our State contracted and trained SNAP Outreach Coordinators are happy to assist you with your application today! Feel free to call them at 314-528-8622 or fill out a form by “Clicking Here” so our SNAP Coordinators will reach out to you. Income guidelines increase every year. Being denied in the past doesn’t mean you aren’t eligible today.

 The US Department of Health and Human Services website HealthyPeople.gov defines food insecurity “as the disruption of food intake or eating patterns because of a lack of money or other resources,” and notes that “food insecurity may be long term or temporary and may be influenced by numerous factors including income, employment, race/ethnicity, and [ability].” According to a 2014 Hunger in America study done by Feeding America, individuals and families have to choose between food and other necessities.

 This is where SNAP benefits on your EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card can help! According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP.org) SNAP is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program. Research has shown that SNAP reduced food insecurity and that these impacts lead to improved health and economic outcomes over the long term.

This is an example of what an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) Card looks like. If approved, the SNAP benefits will be loaded monthly onto your own personal EBT card.


How to use your EBT card.

SNAP clients can now shop online for their groceries at Amazon, Kroger, and Wal-mart!

                   

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (Link: https://lsem.org/public-benefits)/ or call 1-800-444-0514

United Way 211 (Cell call 211) (Landline call 1-800-427-4626) (Link: https://www.211unitedway.org/

Spire- liheap (low-income home energy assistance program (Link: https://www.spireenergy.com/assistance) Do you qualify for assistance with electricity or gas bills? Contact spire for LIHEAP application assistance at 1-833-437-8289 or email at community@spireenergy.com

Our SNAP coordinators, provide  Food Stamp application assistance through phone calls, outreaches, Community Events, and training SNAP Network Partners.


You can fill out this form and we will call you.


Melissa is here to help!

Melissa Melton
Missouri SNAP Outreach Coordinator
Direct Line: 314-528-8622
E-Mail: mmelton@stlfoodbank.org


According to Healthypeople.gov, food insecurity is defined as the disruption of food intake or eating patterns because of a lack of money or other resources. Food insecurity may also be long term or temporary, depending on different situations. According to the 2019 Missouri Hunger Atlas, approximately 12.8% of Missourians are food insecure and among those Feeding America has determined that 17.4% of those are children. According to Feeding America, these individuals and families are having to choose between food and other necessities.

69% had to choose between food and utilities. 67% had to choose between food and transportation. 66% had to choose between food and medical care. 57% had to choose between food and housing. 31% had to choose between food and education.

This is where SNAP Food Stamps can help! According to the CBPP, SNAP is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program! Research has shown that SNAP reduced poverty and food insecurity and that over the long term, these impacts lead to improved health and economic outcomes!


Melissa is here to help!

Melissa Melton

Melissa Melton
Missouri SNAP Outreach Coordinator
Direct Line: 314-528-8622
E-Mail: mmelton@stlfoodbank.org

You can fill out this form and we will call you.

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