The SNAP Benefits Outreach and Enrollment Workgroup is a subcommittee that includes members of the Food Recovery and Access Working Group. Participants include representatives from organizations such as Maryland Hunger Solutions, City of Takoma Park, Catholic Charities, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and others that work directly on resident outreach and enrollment, in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This Workgroup meets each month to share updates on their work as well as challenges that case managers are facing in the field.

Topics covered include: 

  • Outreach strategies, to increase enrollment in SNAP and federal nutrition programs
  • Challenges related to enrollment, such as internet access, people experiencing homelessness, and language barriers—and strategies to work on overcoming these challenges
  • Updates to federal policy that impact local implementation of outreach related to SNAP, WIC, etc.
  • Best practices for outreach, communications, and customer service related to nutrition benefits
  • Other topics, as identified by Working Group members
Please contact Beza Tenna at Bezawit@mocofoodcouncil.org to join this group or for more information.

Upcoming Events

Jul 26

Food Security Community Call

Every other Monday, 1:00 to 2:00pm. Please register in advance.

Learn more

Jul 27

Food Education Working Group Meeting

4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.

Learn more

July 27th, Oct 26th

Gardening Grant Showcase

The Food Education Working Group (FEdWG) would like to cordially invite you to our Gardening Grant showcase that we will be taking place over the course of four (4) FEdWG meetings in 2021.

Learn more

Jul 28

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Wednesday of each month, 9-10:30am via Zoom.

Learn more

Aug 3

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

The first Tuesday of the month from 9:30AM-11AM via Zoom.

Learn more