NJ Department Of Human Services Expands SNAP Navigator Program

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

SOUTH JERSEY — The NJ Department of Human Services has made more Navigators available in more counties to help individuals who want to apply or already participate in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman announced recently.

SNAP Navigators can help answer questions about the SNAP food assistance program and can help people apply for SNAP benefits. Previously, SNAP Navigators from three agencies served portions of the state. Now, there are 11 agencies with SNAP Navigators available to assist residents throughout New Jersey, with one more agency starting this service in January 2023.

“Families struggling to put food on the table should not also struggle to access help,” Adelman said in a press release from the department. “Now in every county, SNAP navigators are a free and confidential one-stop to help New Jerseyans access food assistance. By expanding this service, vital SNAP assistance is more reachable for all New Jersey families.”

Assistant Commissioner Natasha Johnson, who directs Human Services’ Division of Family Development, which is responsible for the SNAP program, said that the expansion will give more people in need access to the program.

“Along with our new streamlined online application, the expansion of the SNAP Navigator program will help to make food available to more SNAP eligible New Jersey residents struggling to buy groceries,” she said.

You can apply for SNAP online, in-person or by calling your local board of social services, or through a SNAP Navigator.

For more information about SNAP, visit www.NJSNAP.gov.

Below are the SNAP Navigators by county.

Areas ServedSNAP Navigator Organization NameEmail AddressPhone Number
Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset & UnionCommunity FoodBank of New JerseySNAPOutreach@cfbnj.org1-908-838-4831
Monmouth & OceanFulfillSNAP@fulfill.org  1-723-643-5888
Burlington, Camden,
Gloucester & Salem
Food Bank of South Jerseysnap@foodbanksj.org1-856-324-5173
Edison Township (Middlesex) and southern New JerseyTzu Chinewjersey_charity@tzuchi.us1-973-857-8666
Asbury ParkMercy CenterSNAP@mercycenternj.org1-732-774-9397
MercerUnited Way of Greater Mercer Countyenroller@uwgmc.org609-637-4915
Cape May
Cumberland Cape Atlantic YMCASupport@ccaymca.org856-691-0030 ext. 107
Middlesex  Raritan Bay Area YMCASNAPoutreach@rbaymca.org
SussexSussex County YMCASNAP@metroymcas.org973-209-9622
MercerHamilton Area YMCAInfo@hamiltonymca.org609-581-9622 ext. 122
MiddlesexRaritan Valley YMCAmarketing@raritanvalleyymca.org732-257-4114  

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