Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SNAP Program

In June 2010, Satchel's Pizza began participating in a SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) pilot program developed by the local Gainesville-Alachua County Hunger Abatement Plan in order to provide assistance in feeding a hot meal to local homeless residents.  The program is the first of it's kind in our region (it has been implemented in California, Arizona, Michigan, Hawaii and New York) that is geared toward providing that authorized homeless individuals are able to purchase a nutritious hot meal at approved local restaurants using a food stamp card.  We are very excited and proud to be a part of this innovative program coordinated by DCF's Community Partner Liaison Cheryl Twombly and John Skelly of Alachua County's Poverty Reduction Program.

In October 2010, Satchel's Pizza was invited to attend the annual Breakfast on the Plaza/Homeless Services Fair in order to accept an award for participating in this program.  We are grateful for the award and for the opportunity be a part of an effort to grant homeless individuals their just due.  The picture is of me being presented a 2010 Community Service Award for Outstanding Business.