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Food and Nutrition Education Resources

Nutrition Assistance

There are federal food assistance programs available for qualifying individuals.  United Way of Westchester and Putnam proudly partners with organization that can help you apply or re-certify for  these benefits.

SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, is a federally funded program that helps individuals and families buy nutritious food.

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat, poultry, and fish
  • Dairy products
  • Breads and cereals
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Food bearing seeds and plants
  • And more!

New York residents 18+ who meet income and resource guidelines and are a US citizen, a legal alien, or the caregiver of a child who is a US citizen.

*Effective from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023

 

 

Income Guidelines for Households without Earned Income (no elderly or disabled member)

Family SizeMonthly Gross Income*Annual Gross Income*
1$1,473$17,676
2$1,984$23,808
3$2,495$29,940
4$3,007$36,084
5$3,518$42,216
6$4,029$48,348
7$4,541$54,492
8$5,052$60,624
Each additional person$512 +$6,144 +

Income Guidelines for Households with Earned Income (no elderly or disabled member)

Family Size

Monthly Gross Income*

Annual Gross Income*

1

$1,699

$20,388

2

$2,289

$27,468

3

$2,879

$34,548

4

$3,469

$41,628

5

$4,059

$48,708

6

$4,649

$55,788

7

$5,239

$62,868

8

$5,829

$69,948

Each additional person

$590 +

$7,080 +

Income Guidelines for Households with an Elderly or Disabled Member and Households with Dependent Care Expenses

Family Size

Monthly Gross Income*

Annual Gross Income*

1

$2,265

$27,180

2

$3,052

$36,624

3

$3,839

$46,068

4

$4,625

$55,500

5

$5,412

$64,944

6

$6,199

$74,388

7

$6,985

$83,820

8

$7,772

$93,264

Each additional person

$787 +

$9,444 +

 
 

*Effective July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

 

Household Size

Maximum Allotment

1

$281

2

$516

3

$740

4

$939

5

$1,116

6

$1,339

7

$1,480

8

$1,691

For each additional member

$ 211 +

Programs are available to determine SNAP eligibility, gather necessary documentation, and assist in completing and submitting your application. These services are free and confidential. For one-on-one application assistance, click below.

WIC

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) serves to safeguard the health of pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to health care.

-Pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum individuals

-Caregivers for infants and children under the age of 5

-To qualify, you must:

Meet income and resource guidelines

Demonstrate nutritional need

Be living in New York; US citizenship is NOT required

*Effective from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023

 

Household SizeAnnualMonthlyTwice-MonthlyBi-WeeklyWeekly
1$25,142$2,096$1,048$967$484
233,8742,8231,4121,303652
342,6063,5511,7761,639820
451,3384,2792,1401,975988
560,0705,0062,5032,3111,156
668,8025,7342,8672,6471,324
777,5346,4623,2312,9831,492
886,2667,1893,5953,3181,659
For each additional
member, add:
+$8,732+$728+$364+$336+$168

WIC offers varying food packages dependent upon the recipient:
-Pregnant and partially or fully breastfeeding mother food packages up to one year after giving birth.
-Infant food packages for a 0- to 1-year-old child.
-Children’s food packages for a 1- to 4-year-old child.

Infant WIC food package

Women and children WIC food package

Chat with Wanda to see if you qualify. For additional services, click below.