The spread of COVID-19 in New York City is having widespread effects on all aspects of our food system. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as SNAP, is no exception. SNAP benefits, which can be used to purchase fresh produce and groceries at participating stores and online retainers, are needed now more than ever to ensure that current circumstances do not jeopardize the food security of our citizens.
To support all SNAP beneficiaries, the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has compiled a short list of resources, including where to apply, what to do if your application was already in process, as well as local online retailers and farmers markets accepting SNAP. These resources are part of our larger Coronavirus Food Resource Guides. Please visit here for resources specific to your neighborhood.
If you or someone you know has additional questions or is facing hunger or food insecurity, please contact us at [email protected] or call Emergency Food Hotline: 866-888-8777.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
If you were already in the process of applying for SNAP:
Online retailers accepting SNAP in NYC:
*SNAP benefits cannot be used to pay delivery fees.
Health Bucks is a coupon program that is run by the City of New York. Health Bucks can be used at any NYC Farmers Market that accepts SNAP benefits.