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Food Bank Helps With Food Stamp Applications In East Rutherford

Community Food Bank of New Jersey will check documents needed to apply.
Community Food Bank of New Jersey will check documents needed to apply. Photo Credit: File Photo

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Staff of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey will pre-screen applicants for food stamps and help with online applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) on Thursday, Nov. 12.

The event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the East Rutherford Memorial Library, 143 Boiling Springs Ave.

The following documents are necessary to apply for food stamps:

Identification (for everyone in the household)

Social Security numbers (for everyone in the household)

Utility bills (gas, electric, oil, water, and telephone)

Rent receipt/agreement or mortgage statements and/or tax bill

Proof of income (for everyone in the household)

Medical expenses - only if you are 60 and older and/or disabled

Children's day care expenses.

If you are a permanent resident, you must have at least five years of residency to qualify for food stamps. If you are non-documented and have children that are American citizens or permanent residents, you can apply for food stamps on their behalf.

Click here to register for the pre-screening event.

For additional information or income guidelines visit www.cfbnj.org or call (800)-609-3663.

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