Food Assistance Outreach Project
The Food Assistance Outreach Project focuses on helping Iowa families become aware of and access Food Assistance to help them purchase food for good health.
How we're involved
Family program specialists will deliver and train others to reach out to various populations to help them:
- understand what Food Assistance is,
- how to apply for Food Assistance, and
- how Food Assistance can help them increase their financial resources for food.
Older Adult Outreach
ISU Extension family program specialists partner to train volunteers to reach out to older adults to help them understand what Food Assistance is, how to apply, and how Food Assistance can help them purchase food for good health. Contacts: ISU Extension and Outreach staff members
See how Food Assistances helps older adults meet needs...
Family Support Agency Staff (e.g., Head Start)
ISU Extension family program specialists will train agency staff in understanding what Food Assistance is and how it can help families with low income increase their financial resources for food. Contact Phyllis Zalenski for more information.
A Program Specialist in Henry and Louisa counties helps Spanish speaking families learn what Food Assistance is and how it can help increase their financial resources for food. Contact person: Janet Smith
See how Food Assistance helps Latino families meet food needs (in Spanish) or download the script in English ...
Short Outreach Sessions
A Program Specialist in Appanoose & Lucas counties help families who have low incomes learn about Food Assistance and how it can help increase their financial resources for food. Contact person: Pat Swartzlander
This project is part of the Iowa Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach Plan that was approved by USDA and Iowa Dept of Human Services.