Food Stamp Outreach at the Unemployment Office a Success!

ACCESS has expanded the Food Stamp Outreach program to the Unemployment Office. Recognizing the need to bring this important resource to people who may not be aware they are eligible, we are piloting our outreach two mornings a week at the Problem Resolution Center on Plainfield. We are meeting many newly unemployed people who are grateful to be able to apply for the Food Assistance Program during thier wait at the Unemployment Office.  After evaluating the pilot program, we hope to secure funding and expand hours.  Every $5 in new Food Assistance Program benefits generates $9.20 in total economic activity.