What is SNAP?
Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is the corner stone of the federal food safety net, providing supplemental food benefits to those in need, half of whom are children. Each dollar invested in SNAP generates $1.79 in local economic activity.
Do you qualify for Food Stamps (SNAP)?
Let us help you find out! The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana has a SNAP Outreach Coordinator who helps educate and connect eligible people with available benefits. We will determine your eligibility, do the application with you at a convenient and safe location, submit your documentation to social services, and let you know what to expect moving forward. Please fill out the form below someone from the SNAP Outreach team should contact you within 3 business days. Asterisk indicates required fields. You can also visit the USDA website for income guidelines and other information about SNAP.
- We are not the Department of Children and Family Services SNAP benefits main office. Our Outreach Coordinator can help you fill out an application, but if you need assistance with an application that was already filed, or questions about your benefits, please call 1-888-LAHELP-U (1-888-524-3578) or visit the LA CAFE website.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
SNAP and FDPIR State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
This Statement is also available in Spanish.