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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