Hunger Free Vermont improves access to and participation in 3SquaresVT (formerly known as food stamps and known nationally as SNAP), one of the most reliable, consistent, and dignified means to prevent hunger. To ensure all eligible Vermonters can access this program to provide meals at home, Hunger Free Vermont works closely with the Department for Children and Families, conducts training sessions for advocates and service providers, facilitates a statewide work group of state administrators and community partners to improve the program and creates outreach and educational materials to increase participation, and advocates for policies at the state and national level to improve access.
For those interested in helping to raise awareness about the challenges of eating well on a limited food budget and the importance of the 3SquaresVT benefit for helping Vermonters make ends meet, consider taking the 3SquaresVT Challenge.
RESOURCES FOR 3SQUARESVT APPLICANTS AND ADVOCATES
- Visit Hunger Free Vermont’s vermontfoodhelp.com, a comprehensive resource for 3SquaresVT applicants and advocates that includes an eligibility calculator and outreach tools.
- Alleviating Poverty in the United States: The Critical Role of SNAP Benefits, USDA
- The Economic Consequences of Cutting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Center for American Progress
- The SNAP Vaccine, Children's HealthWatch
- 3SquaresVT "Envelope Stuffer" For use with school or business mailings to inform recipients about getting food assistance with the 3SquaresVT program.
Thank you to our sponsor, City Market, for supporting our 3SquaresVT focused outreach to senior and immigrant populations. Click here to learn more about City Market's Food For All program which gives 3SquaresVT, WIC, and disability assistance participants a 10% discount on groceries.