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

Apr 19

Food Security Community Call

Every other Monday, 1:00 to 2:00 or 2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Apr 21

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

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

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Apr 23

Smithsonian Seminar on Reducing Food Waste

Friday, April 23, Smithsonian Seminar on Reducing Food Waste, 3:30-5:00pm

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Apr 27

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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Apr 27

Film Screening: A Community of Gardeners

A Community of Gardeners," sponsored by the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

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April 27, 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.

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Apr 28

Stop Food Waste: Driving Awareness to Fight Food Waste

Stop Food Waste: Driving Awareness to Fight Food Waste. 2021 Virtual Event.

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Apr 29

Bethesda Green Innovation Lab – Entrepreneurs as Transformers

You’re invited to join Bethesda Green's Innovation Lab for an engaging, virtual event to celebrate the entrepreneurs of our Innovation Lab.

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Apr 30

Food Sovereignty Panel Discussion

The Montgomery County Food Council will be hosting a virtual Food Sovereignty Panel Discussion taking place on  Friday, April 30th from 10-11:30am.

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May 4

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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May 25

Creating A Thriving Volunteer Team: Best Practices for Effective Recruitment, Management, and Retention in a Food Assistance Organization

Join us for a virtual training to learn best practices for recruiting and managing volunteers in your food assistance organization.

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