Food Access Athens serves as a "one stop shop" for food resources in Athens-Clarke County, from updated locations of mobile food pantries to information about SNAP/WIC qualification.
Applying for SNAP benefits is a difficult and often inconvenient process for most low-income Americans. Applicants not only must provide a wealth of documentation upfront, but must face a number of obstacles to enrollment and recertification. This inefficiency is one of many reasons behind a systemic underutilization of SNAP and WIC programs in Athens-Clarke County. Food Access Athens aims to bridge this gap in unclaimed funding by providing resources to simplify the application process, determine eligibility and connect residents with community food efforts.