New York Needs to Know About NOEP
Edith & Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst
The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP)/SNAP, managed by Hunger Solutions New York.
Often, vulnerable New Yorkers are unaware of, or hesitate to apply for nutrition assistance programs which can help them through tough times. Many of them need help to successfully complete applications.
Hunger Solutions New York manages the Nutrition Outreach and Education Program. This Unique model offers free and confidential services to connect hungry New Yorkers with nutrition assistance programs. NOEP are available in many counties across the state and throughout of boroughs of New York City.
The Food Stamp Program, (federally named SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ) is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger, stretching the monthly food budgets of all who meet program guidelines. Participants use an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card to buy food from local stores, bodegas and farmers’ markets.
NOEP works to increase participation in the School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Programs, educates and provides application assistance for the SNAP across the State.
NOEP also offers translation services, home visits, in person or over-the-phone assistance for applicants who need individualized help.
We work closely with local government offices to ensure that each application is proceed correctly; identify and remedy barriers to SNAP participation; refer households to other nutrition assistance programs and community resources and collaborate with an array of local services providers.
Contact: Irina Balagula NOEP coordinator (Russian, English), 718-331-6800 ext. 137
Marks JCH of Bensonhurst | 7802 Bay Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11214
Prepared by a project of Hunger Solutions New York; funded by NYSOTDA and USDA/FNS. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.