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  • Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents or ABAWDs

    Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents from age 18 up to 50th birthday will be required to meet special work requirements to be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for more than 3 months during a 36-month period.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Child Nutrition Programs

    The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) supports nutrition programs through federal grants provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These programs include The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), School Nutrition Programs, Connecticut Nutrition Education and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

    Agency: State Department of Education
  • Elderly Nutrition Program

    The purpose of the Elderly Nutrition Program is to provide meals, reduce hunger and food insecurity, promote socialization and the health and well-being of older adults. The program provides nutritionally balanced meals to eligible residents 60 years of age and over and their spouses. Meals are served through community cafes or delivered to the home-bound older adults.

    Agency: State Department on Aging
  • Food Assistance - Farmer's Markets

    Many Farmers' Markets and Farm Stands throughout Connecticut now can accept EBT/SNAP (Formerly known as Food Stamps). This means you will once again be able to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables that arrive more quickly and fresher than those transported long distances from other states and countries.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Food Protection Program

    The mission of the Food Protection Program provided by the Department of Public Health (DPH) is to reduce the risk of food-borne disease by protecting citizens from contaminated food by improving the sanitary condition of food establishments.  This is accomplished by enforcement of regulations, training and education, technical consultation, special investigations and food safety promotion.

    Agency: Department of Public Health
  • Nutrition Assistance Programs

    Nutrition Assistance programs provide food and cash equivalents to various populations DSS serves. Their goal is to promote adequate nutrition among the target populations.

    Agency: Department of Social Services
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, helps eligible individuals and families afford the cost of food at supermarkets, grocery stores and farmers’ markets.

    Agency: Department of Social Services