Who Can Participate

SNAP Nutrition Education is a Federal Program found in every state.  In Massachusetts, the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) provides SNAP EBT, also known as food stamps, which is a monthly benefit to buy nutritious foods.  The Nutrition Education part of SNAP is a program of classes, shopping tours and cooking classes with tips and information on how to use your EBT card in the best ways. 

If you think you may be financially eligible for SNAP or if you already have an EBT card you are welcome to JOIN one of our classes.  (link to “Referrals”)

You may be financially eligible if:

  • You receive benefits from other assistance programs such as Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or WIC;
  • You are parents ineligible for SNAP who receive SNAP benefits on behalf of their children;
  • You are a member of Indian Tribal Organizations participating in Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR);
  • You reside in Public Housing;
  • Your child(ren) receive free and reduced priced meals at school
  • You qualify for Food Banks, Food Pantries or Soup Kitchens

Persons usually not eligible for SNAP and SNAP Nutrition Education are:

  • Incarcerated persons;
  • Residents of nursing homes
  • Boarders, or college/university students