Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

What is SNAP?

SNAP can help you buy healthy food!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 helsinger@chcact.org.

SNAP Outreach Sites

SNAP Outreach Workers can be found at many different locations to help you apply for SNAP.

Click here to find a SNAP outreach site near you. 

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
203.743.1000
www.ct-institute.org

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Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington

469 Migeon Avenue
Torrington, CT 06790
860.489.0931
www.chwctorr.org

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Community Health Services

500 Albany Avenue
Hartford, CT 06120
860.249.9625
www.chshartford.org

SNAP Health Centers


First Choice Health Centers

94 Connecticut Boulevard
East Hartford, CT 06108
860.528.1359
www.firstchc.org

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Fair Haven Community Health Center

374 Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513
203.777.7411
www.fhchc.org
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Generations Family Health Center

40 Mansfield Avenue
Willimantic, CT 06226
860.450.7471
www.genhealth.org
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Optimus Health Care

982 East Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608
203.696.3260
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Southwest Community Health Center

968 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
203.330.6000
www.swchc.org
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StayWell Health Center

80 Phoenix Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06702
203.756.8021
www.staywellhealth.org
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United Community & Family Services

47 Town Street
Norwich, CT 06360
860.889.2375
www.ucfs.org
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