SNAP and Nutrition Education

Snap Enrollment and Nutrition Education

Access to nutritious food is important for a healthy body and mind. We offer nutrition and cooking workshops and can also help you get enrolled in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) food benefits so that you can purchase healthy foods.

Who is eligible

18 through 24 year-olds


Outside In ERC
1195 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97205





SNAP Open Enrollment

Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

SNAP and Nutrition Benefits Office Hours

Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Outside In’s Nutrition Education Program provides clients with a variety of tools to support healthy eating.

Drop-In SNAP Enrollment Support

We can walk you through the SNAP enrollment process so that you receive financial assistance with purchasing healthy foods.

SNAP Enrollment is offered on a drop-in basis at the Employment and Education Resource Center on Mondays and Thursdays between 10:00AM and 1:00PM. SNAP Enrollment is also offered to anyone in the Clinic on the first and third Friday of each month between 1:00PM and 4:00PM.

If you need to make an appointment for another time for SNAP Enrollment Support, contact Emily at

Nutrition Education

We offer a variety of programs and activities for individuals and in small group settings including:

Food Shopping Education: Navigating the grocery store and food budgeting can be overwhelming. We offer educational trips to the grocery store to explore meal planning, food budgeting, and navigating the store.

Nutrition and Food Workshops: We offer discussion-based workshops that cover any topic of interest. Topics have included the difference between organic and conventional food, added sugar, and food marketing.

Cooking Club: This weekly club focuses on building connections over food, sharing recipes, and exchanging cooking and kitchen skills.



Success Stories


Through Outside In’s guidance and support, I was in my own apartment completely self-sufficient within a week.


If you met me today, you might never imagine I spent countless nights sleeping under the Burnside Bridge.


As a patient at Outside In, the dignity, compassion, and respect that I was shown by staff truly had a lasting impact on me and directly resulted in me wanting to get involved in helping my community.


Outside In made me want to be around excellence. Outside In shaped me. It taught me how to be kind to people less fortunate.


When I came out as trans and reached out to the community for help, everyone had something good to say about Outside In.


Through these connections I was able to get into school and graduate as a Certified Medical Assistant