39% of today’s college student reported having some type of food insecurity
57% of potentially eligible students are not enrolled in SNAP
Most able-bodied students ages 18 through 49 who are enrolled in college or other institutions of higher education at least half time are not eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance. However, students may be able to get Supplemental Nutrition Assistance if otherwise eligible if they:
Take part in a State or federally financed work study program;
To apply students would need to go into a local DHHS office for Family Independence. They are interviewed and next steps are determined.
Informational Webinar: https://www.ncan.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1313654
The webinar took place on January 30th so if you register for it now the link to the recording will be sent to you.
More information: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi/services/snap/faq.html#applying