Access to SNAP/food stamps
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the Food Stamps Program, enables low-income Massachusetts residents to purchase nutritious food at neighborhood grocery stores. At the check-out counter, the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, works like a debit card and is used by residents to assist them in making ends meet.
SNAP benefits are provided by the federal government and administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA).
Although participation in the program has increased over the past five years, there are many Massachusetts families going without the SNAP benefits they are entitled to because they don’t know how to apply, or even know that they are eligible. Because of this, Project Bread built gettingsnap.org -- a website aimed to help people in Massachusetts learn about SNAP and their eligibility.
Helping people get SNAP benefits
Project Bread, in partnership with DTA, assists low-income residents to apply online for SNAP benefits at community health centers, and other local social service organizations. The gettingsnap.org website and in-person application assistance gives eligible applicants a convenient, supportive, and secure way to access benefits.