Thank you to Caroline County Department of Social Services and Caroline County Board of Education for all of your efforts to promote equity and combat hunger. A huge congratulations from your Mid-Shore partners...!
Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry in partnership with the American Public Human Services Association announced the second Coordination SNAP and Nutrition Supports (CSNS 2.0) cohort. Four states and counties have been selected to advance SNAP agency innovation and community coordination to promote equity and combat hunger.
The following sites have been selected:
Caroline County (Maryland) Department of Social Services and Caroline County Board of Education
Illinois Department of Human Services and the Greater Chicago Food Depository
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child and Family Well-Being and Meals4Families
San Francisco Human Services Agency and the San Francisco Marin Food Bank
Caroline County Department of Social Services and Caroline County Board of Education will provide a coordinated approach to supporting resource connections for residents of two high poverty under-resourced geographic areas in the county to enroll eligible residents into SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, as well as and other financial assistance programs to assist families with household stability.
This cohort builds on the success of the first CSNS cohort, which sought to align SNAP with other federal, state, and local nutrition supports to combat childhood hunger.
Throughout the 24-month grant period, selected sites will leverage real time data, couple language justice with cultural humility, and innovate the delivery of services to meet participants where they are with the goal of increasing access to SNAP and connected nutrition supports. The selected sites will also participate in cohort learning, sharing best practices and opportunities for policy and practice changes that promote equity and reduce hunger.