What is SNAP?
We know that eating a healthy diet helps people be their best at home, work and school. We also know that not everyone in Connecticut has the same opportunity to put healthy food on the table. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; formerly known as Food Stamps) allows low-income residents to buy food with an EBT card at stores and farmers markets in their area. The program helps its recipients and their local economies by increasing spending at local businesses.
CHCACT is the statewide outreach contractor for the SNAP program. Working in collaboration with the health centers listed below, CHCACT aims to increase SNAP enrollment in CT to allow more residents to access healthy food. SNAP outreach workers will regularly reach out in community areas (senior centers, churches, farmers markets and more) as well as talk to health center patients to help people learn about SNAP and how to apply. For more information, please contact Heidi Elsinger, SNAP Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SNAP Outreach Sites
SNAP Outreach Workers can be found at many different locations to help you apply for SNAP.
To find a store or farmers market near you that accepts EBT, click on the links below:
Do I qualify for SNAP?
You may qualify for SNAP, even if you have a job, home and/or car.
Income limits for most households are:
|Household Size||Gross Income|
|1||$1,773/month (about $21,257/year)|
|2||$2,393/month (about $28,694/year)|
|3||$3,013/month (about $36,131/year)|
|4||$3,632/month (about $43,568/year)|
|5||$4,252/month (about $51,005/year)|
|6||$4,872/month (about $58,442/year)|
|7||$5,491/month (about $65,879/year)|
|8||$6,111/month (about $73,316/year)|
|Each additional person||Add $620/month (about $7,437/year)|
If you think you might qualify, or know someone who might qualify, we can help. Below is a list of outreach workers who can screen for eligibility and provide application assistance for those who appear eligible.
Everyone receiving application assistance should bring proof of all sources of income (including the previous four pay stubs), proof of address, a working telephone number and the social security numbers for all members of the household. Households with someone age 60+ and/or disabled should also bring proof of out of pocket medical expenses.
Click on the maps to make them larger and see the service areas covered by each SNAP Outreach Worker.
CIFC Community Health Center of Greater Danbury
57 North Street, Suits 309-311
Danbury, CT 06810
Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington
469 Migeon Avenue
Torrington, CT 06790
Community Health Services
500 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT 06120
First Choice Health Centers
94 Connecticut Boulevard
East Hartford, CT 06108
Fair Haven Community Health Center
374 Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513
Generations Family Health Center
40 Mansfield Avenue
Willimantic, CT 06226
Optimus Health Care
982 East Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Southwest Community Health Center
968 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
StayWell Health Center
80 Phoenix Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06702
United Community & Family Services
47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360