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The university is partnering with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, NJ SNAP, provides food assistance to families with low incomes to help them buy groceries through a benefits card accepted in most food retail stores and some farmers markets. Eligibility is set by several factors such as income and resources.  You can use SNAP benefits to stretch your food budget and buy nutritious foods that can keep you and your family healthy.

New Jersey Launching Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients

New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers.

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Student Eligibility 

Are you a student, age 18 to 49 enrolled at least half-time in a college, university, community college, or business, technical, trade, or vocational school that requires a high school diploma?

If so, you may be eligible for food assistance through New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is a federal program that can help individuals and families with low incomes buy the groceries they need to eat healthy. Eligibility depends on several factors like income, household size, resources, etc.

For All Requirements

To request more information on SNAP or meet with a SNAP representative at Rutgers University-Newark, please complete a confidential form. 

Additional Resources

Step by Step NJ SNAP Application Tutorial

For more information, see contact below


Key Contacts

Anwaar Z. Najmi, MSW, LSW

CARE Coordinator, Office of the Dean Students l Rutgers University-Newark

Please contact Ms. Najmi with SNAP questions should you have any.

Meghan Gosselink

Resource Access Manager | Agency Relations | Community FoodBank of New Jersey
908-355-3663 ext. 247
31 Evans TerminalHillsideNJ07205

NJ SNAP representative.