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Business Inclusion & Advancement - Nov. 15, 2018

A "SNAP Out Senior Hunger" enrollment fair for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Hanes Hosiery Community Center, 501 Reynolds Blvd., Winston-Salem.

The SNAP program provides a monthly allowance to moderate- and low-income residents who are 65 and older, or disabled, to help them buy groceries. The amount of the allowance is based on income, household size and health status.

The fair will also offer free health screenings with the Rams Know H.O.W. mobile health unit, a collaboration of Winston-Salem State University and Novant Health; and information about using SNAP benefits at the Cobblestone and Fairgrounds famers markets. There will be drawings for four $25 gift certificates to the Fairgrounds Farmers Market. 

The enrollment fair is being sponsored by the Winston-Salem Urban League in partnership with the Think Orange community campaign to combat hunger. 

Residents do not have to bring any documentation to participate in the fair; however, they can expedite enrollment by bringing documentation of their income (earned and un-earned), full name, age, address, citizenship or immigration status, and medical expenses.

For more information contact the Urban League at 336-717-1255.

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