Skip to main content

Food Assistance in a SNAP – Get Help With Your Application!

2nd March 2020

Get Help With Your SNAP Application Right At Harbor Community Health Centers

March is National Nutrition Month!  What you eat is very important to your overall health.  Eating a variety of nutritious foods every day can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk of chronic diseases like tooth decay, heart disease, and diabetes.

To make sure everyone in our community can get enough healthy, nutritious food for themselves and all the members of their family, Harbor Health and the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) are working together to help you with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/SNAP needs at our the health centers!

Having Trouble Paying For Food?

Our community health workers can help anyone in the community who is having trouble paying for food. You do not have to be a Harbor Health patient to make an appointment for help with your SNAP application.

We can help you:

  • Learn more about the SNAP program
  • Find out if you qualify for assistance
  • Complete SNAP applications
  • Gather information or documents for verifications
  • Understand the application process
  • Complete the recertification process to remain eligible for SNAP

You do not have to go to the DTA to complete your SNAP application – you can come to one of our health centers instead!

Interpreters are available to help with the appointment.

What Is SNAP?

SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP provides a monthly benefit to buy nutritious foods.

To get SNAP, you must be low-income and be a U.S. citizen or a legal non-citizen (restrictions apply). Eligibility for SNAP benefits depends on financial and non-financial criteria.

If you have MassHealth, you may qualify for SNAP!  Contact our Community Health Worker to see if you are eligible!

What Can You Buy With SNAP?

You can use SNAP to buy food for the household, such as:

  • Raw or uncooked meat, poultry, and fish
  • Dairy products, breads, and cereals
  • Fruits and vegetables

All SNAP households are automatically enrolled in the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP)! You can use SNAP to buy fruits and vegetables from a HIP authorized farm or vendor and receive $1 for each dollar you spend, up to a monthly limit.

Ready To Make An Appointment?

Contact our community health worker at one of the following Harbor health centers to make an appointment.

Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, 250 Mount Vernon Street, Dorchester 
Contact: Jessica Espiritusanto, (617) 533-2267

Daniel Driscoll Neponset Health Center, 398 Neponset Avenue, Dorchester
Contact: Jessica Espiritusanto, (617) 533-2267

Harbor Community Health Center – Plymouth, 10 Cordage Park, Suite 115, Plymouth
Call (508) 778-5449 for an appointment with our community health worker

Harbor Community Health Center – Hyannis, 735 Attucks Lane, Hyannis
Contact: Camila Barbosa, (508) 778-5413

SNAP application assistance is one of the many resources we offer patients and members of the community at our health centers.  Ask at your appointment with our community health worker!