SNAP Outreach

2,987 households applied and were approved to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits through the Food Bank during our last fiscal year, meaning 2,854,217 meals can be attributed to these outreach efforts.

Cortland County

  • 476 individuals were prescreened
  • 198 households applied and were approved to receive SNAP benefits
  • 100% over our targeted goal of assisting 198 households apply for and receive benefits

Oneida County

  • 849 individuals were prescreened
  • 646 households applied and were approved to receive SNAP benefits
  • 209% over our targeted goal of assisting 198 households apply for and receive benefits

Onondaga County

  • 1,750 individuals were prescreened
  • 873 households applied and were approved to receive SNAP benefits
  • 145% of our targeted goal of assisting 601 households apply for and receive benefits was met

Oswego County

  • 984 individuals were prescreened
  • 586 households applied and were approved to receive SNAP benefits
  • 234% over our targeted goal of assisting 250 households apply for and receive benefits 

Call Center

  • 1,584 referrals received
  • 1,109 households/individuals were prescreened
  • 656 individuals/households applied and were approved to receive SNAP benefits


Overall, a total of 4,890 households were prescreened and 3,237 households applied and were approved for SNAP. Our outreach generated a local economic impact of $15,787,515 and 2,854,217 meals.