SNAP Drop-In Sessions

SNAP Drop-in Sessions

Given the competing realities of student financial responsibilities, many students find themselves in need of supplemental food assistance. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a public benefit program which provides eligible individuals and families with a monthly stipend to use towards the purchase food. Many students are eligible and don’t even know it! If you are a Pell-eligible student, a student with $0 EFC, or a student who is eligible for work-study, AND you do not have a meal plan which provides ⅔ or more of your food...you may be eligible!

Interested in learning more about the eligibility and application process for SNAP (formerly known as food stamps)? The Food Bank of Western MA is available year-round to assist you in signing up for SNAP benefits. Call them at 413-992-6204. 

In addition, the Off Campus Student Center hosts SNAP drop-in sessions during fall and spring semesters. For the 2022-2023 school year, drop-in sessions will be from 1pm-3pm on the first Wednesday of every month: 9/14, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5 and 5/3.

For additional food and housing security support resources, visit the Dean of Students Office website.