SnapFresh.org is a free sms-based app that helps food stamp recipients find healthy places that accept SNAP (food stamps). Most recipients have money in their accounts, but many are embarrassed to go to farmers markets and stores and ask if they accept SNAP.
At it’s core, the application allows a user to send in their address, zip code and/or cross streets and replies with a short list of the five closest stores that accept SNAP food assistance cards. The interface also lets users know what sort of retailer it is (farmers’ market, grocery store, supermarket, etc), so they can make informed options.
SnapFresh is in the process of extending the application to allow users to call in or had service in other languages.