The Role We Play

The Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which provides assistance for food purchases to single individuals or persons who live together and purchase and prepare food together. The program considers the household members’ incomes, resources and selected expenses. In many cases an application can be made by mail without the necessity of an office visit.

Benefits are issued through an electronic benefit system which has eliminated the need for coupons or stamps, and are automatically transferred into a customer’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) account at the beginning of each month.

The office also maintains a Food Pantry.

For seniors, the Morris County Nutrition Project provides hot nutritious meals, education and personal interaction through three components:  Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, and Weekend Meals.  The Project served 509,669 meals in 2011.

The Project currently operates fifteen Nutrition Sites throughout Morris County.   Along with a noontime meal, Midday Friendship Centers are open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and offer recreational, social, and educational activities.