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 Allison@mocofoodcouncil.org to join this group or for more information.

Upcoming Events

Jun 29

Food Education Working Group Meeting

Last Wednesday of the month from 1:30PM - 3PM

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Jul 11

Food Security Community Call

Second Monday of each month, 1:00 to 2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Jul 12

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

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

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Jul 19

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Tuesday of each month, 10-11:30am via Zoom.

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Jul 28

MoCo Made Food and Beverage Expo

Save the date: Thursday, July 28th, 11am-3pm

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aug 11-13

8th UMD EJ and Health Disparities Symposium

Please join the Center for Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health (CEEJH) for the 2022 Environmental Justice and Health Disparities Symposium. 

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