SNAP Outreach

We are now conducting SNAP application assistance! Call our SNAP Outreach team for an appointment! We will submit your paperwork for you and we promise to make the process easier and troubleshoot, if there’s a need. For New Castle County, call Matt Talley at (302) 292-1305  ext. 249. For Sussex and Kent Counties call Jesica Sepulveda at 302-424-3301 ext 109.

In tough economic times, now more than ever, families in Delaware are feeling the money crunch. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a governmental program that provides low-income families with funds on an Electronic Debit Transfer (EBT) card. These funds can be used to purchase healthy foods at participating grocery stores, department stores such as Wal-Mart, Target and Kmart, as well as an increased number of farmers’ markets. In Delaware the following farmers’ markets accept SNAP benefits:

Village Fresh: Thursdays 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Concord Ave and Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19806

Cool Springs: Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 10th and Van Buren Streets, Wilmington, DE 19802

Newark Co-op: Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Market East Plaza, 280 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711

Western Sussex Farmers’ Market: Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club (parking lot, 310 Virginia Avenue, Seaford, DE 19973 (closed for the season)

*Historic Lewes Farmers Market: Saturdays 8:00AM – Noon, 110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes, Delaware 19958

By reaching out to potentially eligible citizens in the state of Delaware, we can put “healthy food within reach” of people who need it but may not be able to afford it. This gives recipients more purchasing power over what foods they buy and will provide a more nutritious diet. In addition, recipients will be able to direct their budget to other essential bills such as rent, mortgage, heat, electric and water.

An increased SNAP participation rate also stimulates the local economy.  Every $5 in SNAP benefits spent creates a $9 economic impact in the community.  In 2010, SNAP benefits contributed $14 million to Delaware’s economy.

The SNAP Outreach team will be out in the community giving informational presentations about the benefits of applying for and/or receiving SNAP benefits.

Working with our community partners is instrumental to our program outreach and success.  If you would like more information about becoming a host site for outreach, please contact Matt Talley (Talley) for New Castle County at (302) 292-1305 x249 or or mtalley@fbd.org or Brenda Palomo (Kent and Sussex Counties) at (302) 424-3301 ext 107 or bpalomo@fbd.org.

SNAP income levels:

Family Size

Monthly Income

1

$1,862

2

$2,522

3

$3,182

4

$3,842

5

$4,502

6

$5,162

7

$5,822

8

$6,482

9

$7,142

10

$7,802

To see if you may qualify for SNAP benefits:

You may call the Delaware state hotline number: 1 800-464-4357 or dial 2-1-1 for the Delaware Helpline or use this prescreening tool.

Think you may be eligible? Click here to apply or apply in person at your local State Service Center.

Contact us for application assistance:

Call our SNAP Outreach team for an appointment! We will submit your paperwork for you and we promise to make the process easier and troubleshoot, if there’s a need. For New Castle County, call Matt Talley at 302-292-1305 ext. 249. For Sussex and Kent Counties call Brenda Palomo at 302-424-3301 et. 107.

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