Expanding on SNAP Outreach

Tax season offers yet another opportunity to expand SNAP Outreach beyond our usual Feeding sites and senior centers to connect with a different audience. Whether it is at a VITA site for low-income households, or an AARP sponsored tax-aide site, we can visit with a wide range of individuals who can use our assistance and/or share our message. In Urbandale, we are partnering with AARP in a pilot project being tested in three states this year. IFBA staff and volunteers are on-site two hours per day, four days a week. We provide each tax client with our information, assessing their need, and asking them to spread the word about SNAP to their relatives, neighbors, friends, church and wherever there might be a need. We have found that word of mouth referrals are among the best methods to reach the most who request our assistance. We hope this pilot will be replicated throughout the U.S. next year as we demonstrate the value of this community partnership.

-Cindy Jones, SNAP Outreach Coordinator

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Posted on March 12, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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