Nutrition Outreach and Education Program

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The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinator of Catholic Charities of Herkimer County provides free, confidential pre-screenings to determine potential SNAP eligibility. SNAP is the new name for food stamps. If it appears that you may be eligible, assistance can be given with providing application materials, filling out the application, gathering documentation, copying documents and answering questions throughout the process.


What Can You Buy With SNAP?

Listed below are some of the items you can buy with SNAP:

  • Any food product except ready-to-eat hot foods
  • Fresh produce
  • Seeds and Plants used to grow food including fruit trees
  • Baby formula, Pedialyte, and Pediasure
  • Meals prepared and delivered by a meal delivery service like Meals-On-Wheels
  • Nutritional supplements like Ensure, Insomil, Boost, and Sustacal
  • Weight loss products such as Dynatrim, Slim Fast, Cambridge Diet, and Nutrisystem
  • Lactaid caplets and Lactaid milk
  • Prepared cold sancwiches, salads, or bakery items that will not be eaten in the store