Northern Illinois Food Bank assists with determining eligibility for food assistance and completing LINK card applications for SNAP benefits.
SNAP Outreach events will occur at GSU several times per semester. Spring 2019 Dates: Monday, Feb 4 and Thursday, April 4. All outreach events will take place from 1-4 p.m. in A2140 (Jaguar Den)
April 4 outreach date will be walk-ins only, first come, first served. Please review the eligibility information below and be prepared to discuss your job and income.
you need assistance before the next on-campus date, please contact the Northern Illinois Food Bank at 844-600-SNAP (7627) or visit their website for more information.
A photo ID (state ID) and information about your income is required to complete an application.
To be eligible as a full time student, you must be one of the following:
- working 20 hours a week
- participating in the work study program
- raising a child under 6
- raising a child over 6 without access to childcare
- over the age of 50
- have a physical or mental impairment preventing you from work
Questions about eligibility for benefits can be directed to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Applications can also be completed online through the Illinois Department of Human Services.