CPACS and Georgia DFCS Partner to Provide Information On SNAP Program for Limited English Proficient Communities

What do immigrant and refugee communities need to know when accessing Food Stamps/SNAP services?

ATLANTA, GA / May 31, 2019 – The Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS) is excited to host the Food Stamps Press Conference on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 10 am at CPACS Main Office (3510 Shallowford Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30341). In partnership with the Georgia Department of Human Services and the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), we will be discussing information about the SNAP (Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program) or Food Stamps. Information that is covered:

1. What is SNAP (Food Stamps) and what is the application process?
2. What is SNAP Works? How will this program assist SNAP recipients?
3. How can someone access services if they do not speak English?
4. Where someone can get free help and support for the SNAP or Food Stamps program?

When talking to individuals and families about the benefits of SNAP and help with purchasing food, we are finding that a large number of people are not sure how it works and choose not enroll,” says Chaiwon Kim, President/CEO, “By not enrolling, many are foregoing assistance to access nutritious foods especially some of the most vulnerable groups such as children, seniors, and those with low incomes. It is important to help our communities better understand so we can ensure our communities are healthy and able to get the help they may need.”

During the press conference, information will be shared about the program. In addition, there will be time to ask CPACS and DFCS representatives questions about Food Stamps/SNAP.

For additional event information, please contact: Diana Bui, (770)936-0969 ext. 146, diana.bui@cpacs.org

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