Launched 2023


Transforming social services for the inherent dignity of all

mRelief started in Chicago in 2014 and has helped 2.7 million people access $1 billion in Supplemental Nutrition Access Program (SNAP) benefits in fifteen states across the country. mRelief offers a dignified and comprehensive SNAP enrollment process including a screener, a simplified and mobile-accessible state SNAP application, and the option to apply for benefits with guidance from a trusted local partner in person or on the phone. 

Over 180,000 Kansas Citians, a disproportionate amount being Black and brown families, struggle with food insecurity. Annually, $8.4 million in SNAP benefits goes unclaimed, demonstrating the issue is accessing the benefits. By revamping the traditional application process, they expand access to eligible candidates and reduce application or re-enrollment delays, significantly increasing the use of SNAP benefits (the national average for a family is $240 a month). They will partner with community groups, local food banks and hunger relief agencies, and government and national organizations to improve SNAP enrollment for families.

mRelief’s Local Goals


Kansas City families will enroll in SNAP benefits over the next five years


of SNAP benefits will be accessed for community benefit

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