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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

State Partner Outreach Toolkit

The State Partner Outreach Toolkit provides a comprehensive overview of how program offices can work with community- and faith-based organizations to increase awareness of SNAP benefits.  From branding guidance to disaster outreach, this toolkit is full of great resources and how-to’s that are specific to State and local government agencies.  

The Basics: What You Need to Know

Provides an overview of this toolkit and how to use it. Includes statistics, facts and figures about SNAP, key messages and talking points. Also, lays the groundwork for how community and faith-based organizations can work with State and local SNAP offices, as well as other local nonprofits.
  SNAP Name Change
In 2008, the Food Stamp Program formally changed its name to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This chapter provides an overview of the reasoning behind the name change, benefits and challenges related to the name change, and branding information.

Community Channels: How to Get the Word Out

Step-by-step instructions and examples on how to maximize outreach efforts by developing partnerships, including suggestions for different types of partners, activities for potential outreach and ideas to gain community involvement.
  Promising Practices
An overview of Promising Practices with real life examples. Provides a system to submit your agency’s lessons learned, what you tried, what worked and what didn’t.

Engaging Special Populations

  Cultural Competency
Find practical explanations as to the importance of effective SNAP outreach across cultures. This section also includes tips and tools for getting to know those in your community as well as resources for working effectively with minority media.

SNAP: Special Services

  Disaster Outreach
Learn about Disaster SNAP and how it differs from the regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Review 10 easy steps to help your organization plan for outreach before a disaster strikes.

Tips & Tools: Resources for Outreach

Learn About SNAP resources, including the new Community Hunger Champions DVD. Also includes lists of regional FNS contacts, in case you need additional technical assistance.

To download the complete Community Partner Outreach Toolkit please click here

Last modified: 04/11/2012