About the Program
The Work First Foundation Washington, DC SNAP program welcomes able-bodied adults who are out of work and out of eligible time receiving SNAP benefits, formerly known as "food stamps." To help families fight hunger, the Work First Foundation helps SNAP recipients with assistance in finding meaningful employment. While in the program clients gain the skills needed to be successful in the modern job market.
How it Works
Through our partnership with America Works, SNAP recipients are offered the opportunity to join a job placement, education, or job skill training program. These activities are critically important for able-bodied working adults, who are limited to three months of SNAP benefits. The foundation helps these adults find employment opportunities to transition to self-sufficency.
The DC SNAP has served more than 1200 clients in 2017. There are currently 107 adults signed up for job skill workshops, and 49 have successfully been placed into jobs.