Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Education

Program Overview

SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as Food Stamps). It is part of the U.S. domestic hunger safety net and provides economic benefits to eligible, low-income individuals, and families for food purchases. SNAP -Ed is the nutrition promotion and obesity-prevention component of SNAP.

What You Need to Know:

SNAP-Ed teaches participants about good nutrition and how to make their food dollars stretch further. Participants also learn to be physically active. We provide the following services:

  • Direct education to students who participate in selected 21st Century Afterschool programs in the Lower Yakima Valley (please contact for more information).
  • 5 week direct education class series “Plan, Shop, Save & Cook” to Adults throughout the community. (please contact for more information)
  • Monthly food demonstration at Toppenish, Sunnyside, and Yakima Community Services Office (DSHS Office).
  • Monthly food Demonstrations at Toppenish Food Bank.
  • Toppenish Community Garden.
  • Granger Farmers Market.
  • Policy, Systems, Environmental change projects with schools, grocery stores, and communities.

Eligiblity

You are eligible for the program if:
• You or your family receive (or would be eligible to receive) SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits
• You are a patient of a qualified healthcare center who receives discounted services due to income
*Eligibility is also determined by geographic location on where services may be offered.