SNAP Screener

The goal of this website and SNAP prescreener is to help connect individuals to SNAP benefits and to make SNAP eligibility data more accessible. This website is run by Ben Molin and Andreas Vandris.

We have reviewed SNAP policy manuals from every state in order to build one tool that is accessible nationwide and adaptable to changes in SNAP policy. The calculator supports eligibility screening for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, households where some members are not U.S. citizens, benefit changes due to the pandemic, and full Spanish translation.

The original prototype that this project is based on was created by 18F, a government organization. This project has no affiliation with 18F, instead building on top of the code they started. This website is not affiliated with any government organization or SNAP program. Please see the disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

Anti-hunger organizations can embed the prescreener on their websites for free. If you have any questions, please send us an email.

This website is supported in part by the Social Safety Net Product Studio, an initiative of Schmidt Futures, bringing technologist entrepreneurs together to improve the accessibility of U.S. government social safety net benefits. We thank Schmidt Futures for their support.