SNAP Enrollment Assistance

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP) 

SNAP: What Next?
Our SNAP Applicaiton Assistants are providing virtual support to students during the Spring and Summer '20 remote terms. If you would like to speak with one of our SNAP Application Assistants, reach out to them to set up a time to meet virtually by phone or Zoom meeting: 
 
Resident Academic Mentors (peer-to-peer assistance)
Virtual Hours:
Sunday 5:00-10:00pm
Monday-Thursday 2:00-10:00pm
 
PSU Food Pantry Hunger Relief Coorinator (peer-to-peer assistance)
email hungerrelief@pdx.edu to schedule

Courtney Shiroma, Housing and Residence Life
email shiroma@pdx.edu to schedule
 
Justin Barrieault, Financial Wellness Center
email bjustin@pdx.edu to schedule
 
Lori Coulter, Transfer & Returning Student Resource Center
email lcoulter@pdx.edu to schedule
 
Mena, Queer Resource Center

 
Eligibility Questions & Enrollment Assistance

SNAP is a federal and state funded program providing food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. Special criteria exists for students of higher education.

PSU students can meet with SNAP Application Assistant in a discrete, stigma-free environment  by virtual Zoom meeting.


Before you come in for assistance, please consider the following:

  1. Household composition: who will be receiving SNAP benefits in your household? Are you preparing food just for yourself or for others in your household?  Social Security numbers are needed for each person in the household that prepares food together.
  2. Income: be prepared to provide a list of all income from work and other sources for the last 30 days (grants, financial aid, etc.).
  3. Housing & utility costs: what is your monthly rent/mortgage. What utilities do you pay (separate them from the rent if combined).
  4. Other allowable expenses: certain child care, medical, and court-ordered support can offset income providing a better benefit amount.
  5. Click here for information on student SNAP eligibility.
  6. Click here to start your online application for SNAP.

More reasons to sign up for SNAP!

The money you save could have a BIG impact on your family budget! As part of your SNAP benefits, you may be eligble for:

  • Economic deferment to help pay back federal school loans
  • Double SNAP dollars at many local farmers markets
  • $5 tickets to some cultural events and art shows
  • Phone payment assistance program can reduce your costs as much as one-half
  • Free or reduced-cost school meals in K-12
  • Nutrition education with food vouchers from Women, Infants and Children (WIC)