Tag: SNAP

GETTING FOOD TO SEATTLE’S HUNGRY: TAPPING INTO FEDERAL ASSISTANCE

September 20th, 2010

The lines for food at Seattle’s food banks have increased dramatically. The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides certainty to those in need. Using the City’s innovative PeoplePoint web benefit portal, the number of people who enrolled for SNAP benefits increased from 146 in 2008 to 423 in 2009. That means that city services helped 277 families receive an average of $2,174 in benefits that they otherwise likely would not have known about.

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