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Hi everyone, Dani Trimble, Director of Workforce and Career Services at Lower Columbia College. We are on the land of the Cowlitz people
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Can you talk a little more about the supporting documents people need to submit with the EBT application?
so, to be clear - it is not likely that a bookstore or food court serving grab and go items would qualify yet?
and, we do not have dorms on campus.
Where can we access that video?
where do one find the video
Does every individual receiving benefits have EBT Cash? Is it limited for the individuals? This seems to be a good avenue for individuals to access food in cafeteria or campus store.
what is the ration of cash benefits versus card for recipients
What is the mix of SNAP and EBT Cash for a typical students benefits
If a third party manages multiple Bookstores across the state of Washington would it be one application?
I wholeheartedly agree with Jen’s point: EBT access where students can use their food benefits - not cash (which they need for rent, etc.) - is the goal.
I agree with this, especially since we want to increase access and equity for students and most will not have EBT cash as an option
Is there an actual list of staple items that we could see?
Are there tips on how to let a student know which items that they can use SNAP benefits for in the actual store or do most students already know which staples they can pick?
I would also say while it is easy to say your campus doesn't meet the criteria in A, today's overview was a brief and basic way to meet the criteria. There is a variety of ways that with what you may already offer could meet the criteria.
I see one consideration to qualify is to carry the core items. As a small retailer we do face the challenge of finding a vendor that deals in fresh foods and are able to meet their minimums
Where/when do we receive signage that indicates a store can accept SNAP?
Thanks for that Des!
staple items - food categories: vegetables/fruits; dairy products; meat/poultry/fist; breads/cereals — so LOTS of things meet the criteria
If you accept SNAP benefits in a location that sells both qualified and non-qualified items, generally speaking is the POS system supposed to be the gate keeper to determine what is eligible or is the cashier responsible for that?
USDA - FNS’ overview of staple foods: https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/snap/SNAP-Staple-Foods.pdf
I volunteer at the Olympia food coop, the POS system has food stampable and non food stampable items
College bookstore have POS systems that should be able to deal with this
College bookstores have in Washington and Oregon a Northwest colllege bookstore association.
perhaps NCBA and help on the bookstore side
Su Hoon Tan
I agree with you, Cathy. I believe NCBA have some resources too
Amy C. Hatfield
Thank you all!
Thank you all for your time today and we look forward to assisting you and moving forward in our state-wide effort to address food insecurities on campuses!
Amy C. Hatfield
Your advocacy is appreciated - this has been a long time in coming!
Thank you. This was very helpful information.
Sarah Benavente Chargualaf
Su Hoon Tan