SNAP for Students State Coalition

The SNAP for Students Coalition is a statewide working group for college and university stakeholders to share resources and gain new information related to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) access for college students. The coalition began under the leadership of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

This collaborative group brings together a wide array of campuses with the goal connecting as many eligible students to SNAP benefits as possible in an efficient and effective way. Coalition membership is made up of representatives from over 31 unique colleges and universities across Minnesota as well as community partners from organizations such as the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Office of Higher Education, Second Harvest Heartland, and University of Minnesota Extension. Institutions of higher education and partners are developing strategic SNAP outreach programs that meet the unique needs of their campuses and supporting students through the process of accessing benefits.

For questions or for more information, please contact Catherine Paro, St. Cloud Technical and Community College, at

SNAP for Students: UMN-TC efforts

In addition to its work on the statewide coalition, on-going University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus efforts continue to improve access to SNAP for UMN-TC students.

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