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Commissioners Office
John H. Mulroy Civic Center
421 Montgomery St.
Syracuse NY, 13202
 
 
Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program
   
Apply Eligibility  
John H. Mulroy Civic Center, 2nd Floor
421 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Mon-Fri)
Phone: (315) 435-2700


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 

Is a federally funded program whose purpose is to reduce hunger and malnutrition among the members of low-income households. Whether or not you are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance benefits is based on your household size, income, assets, and several other factors. All of these factors are also used to figure out how much in benefits you will receive. Please understand you may not be eligible for benefits at all depending on those factors listed above, if you do qualify you will be notified 30 days from the application date.

The goal of the program is to provide a higher level of nutrition to income eligible individuals and families by helping them buy healthy food. For more about the SNAP program including stores and farmer's markets where you can use your benefits click on the following link:  SNAP Retailers


 

Email Us Your Documents:

If you would like to email us documents, please read these instructions and send your documents to one of the email addresses below;

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SNAP (INCLUDING WHAT YOU CAN AND CANNOT BUY)

 

https://otda.ny.gov/programs/snap/qanda.asp

 

**WEBITES TO HELP WITH NUTRITION AND SAVING MONEY**

     (Click on any of the blue links to go directly to that website)

USDA One of the very best websites out there to help your family eat better for less,is choosemyplate.gov

Visit Eat Smart NY at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County at southerntiereatsmartny.org

for a list of local classes and workshops, recipes, fact sheets and more tips to Eat Healthier for Less. SNAP-Education is free to all households in receipt of SNAP benefits.

Eat Better for Less Video(s):     English   /   Spanish

 

For additional information on the NYS Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), call or visit the web at:

                                                Summer meals website 

  • 1-800-522-5006 for the NYS Growing Up Healthy Hotline

    Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program:

    If you are a senior who lives in New York State, aged 60 years or older, and low-income, you may be eligible to receive Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) checks. Eligible seniors receive a booklet with $4.00 Senior FMNP checks that can only be used to purchase local, fresh, unprocessed vegetables and fruits at participating farmers markets and farm stands. Seniors must contact their local county Office for the Aging for more information about where to receive Senior FMNP checks. The program starts July 1 and checks are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

  • If you reside:

    1. Upstate or Outside NYC, contact your County Office for the Aging
      • General Assistance: (800) 342-9871

    Online www.aging.ny.gov/NYSOFA/LocalOffices.cfm  

    To be eligible you must be 60 years of age or older, and meet income guidelines (which change annually.) One coupon booklet per year per household is allowed.

    2017 Farmers Market Coupon Distribution Schedule*

    CNY Regional Market
    Welcome Center
    2100 Park St, Syracuse
    Thursday 7/13/2017
    8:00 am until coupons are gone

    Bayberry Plaza Farmers Market
    7608 Oswego Rd, Liverpool (Kinney Lot)
    Wednesday 7/19/2017
    9:00 am until coupons are gone

    *Coupon booklets may be distributed at other participating markets if the coupon allocation amount permits. The website will be updated periodically to reflect any additions to this list.                                                           

Links
SNAP - Good and Cheap Cookbook                                  
Food Bank Fresh Food Schedule
Food Bank Food Sense

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Forms Available Online
Landlord Form

 

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.


To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



 
 
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