Increasing Access to Food & Benefits

Increasing Access to Food & Benefits

Our Benefits Access team busts through red tape helping low-income New Yorkers access vital food benefits. We aid individuals and families through each step of the SNAP application process, from conducting pre-screenings and filing applications to serving as client advocates. We also provide support with recertifications, ensuring that eligible families continue to receive benefits without interruption. Our multi-lingual staff speaks English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Bengali, French and Haitian Creole, enabling us to work across four of the five boroughs in diverse communities.

SNAP / Food Stamps Application & Recertification

Our Benefits Access team connects eligible individuals with SNAP benefits through application and recertification assistance at sites across the city.

You can call Hunger Free America to find out if you are eligible for SNAP, and for assistance submitting your application:

Denise Fernandez 212.825.0028 x 207 or Miguelina Diaz 212.825.0028 x 213

SNAP / Food Stamps Re-certification Assistance

Are you currently receiving food stamps? Have you recently received a recertification notice in the mail and have a phone interview scheduled?

If so, NYCCAH can help! We have staff at community-based organizations across the city to assist you in filling out and submitting your application materials. This partnership between Hunger Free America and the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA), addresses the urgent need to help clients currently receiving SNAP to remain enrolled for the benefits for which they are eligible.

At an appointment with our staff, the application and required documentation are submitted electronically. Clients may also elect to have our staff serve as the authorized representative for the required follow-up phone interview with HRA.

Call Miguelina Diaz at 212.825.0028 x213 (email: to schedule an appointment or for more information about this project.