Stories from SNAP Outreach – Tina
CCWVa SNAP Outreach program helps our neighbors apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps). These benefits are modest, but can make a big difference in the lives of recipients.
This is Tina’s story:
Tina is a grandmother who is raising her grandson who is terminally ill and not expected to live much longer. She is low-income and struggles with the day-to-day financial burden of taking care of a young child.
We explained the SNAP program to Tina and assisted her in completing an application. Tina has been approved and is now receiving the SNAP benefit. She said she is very grateful for the assistance and doesn’t know what she would have done without our help.