How to become a partner

Kentucky SNAC depends on the strong partnerships between state, local and federal agencies.  Partners can participate in various ways to support the SNAC mission in serving Kentucky communities and individuals. An agency that implements USDA programs to Kentucky does have the opportunity to join SNAC efforts.  If you have an interest in becoming an active partner with SNAC, please see the instructions listed below.

  • Agency must implement USDA programs to Kentuckians
  • Contact Christina Marraccini.
  • After communication, an invitation will be extended for interested agency to give a small presentation on the next SNAC meeting on their efforts and what they can offer to the SNAC mission
  • SNAC Council will discuss and extend official invitation to become a partner with Kentucky SNAC

Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS)

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services is the state government agency that administers programs to promote the mental and physical health of Kentuckians and support Kentucky's families.

275 E. Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621

Division of School and Community Nutrition

Cathy Gallagher
300 Sower Boulevard, 5th Floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-4311
502-564-5625, Ext. 4933
[email protected]

Kentucky State University

Gidgett Sweazy
Anderson Co Community Education Center
219 E Woodford St.
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
[email protected]


SNAP Education (SNAP Ed) delivers nutrition education to individuals receiving SNAP benefits.  The Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) partners with Kentucky State University (KSU) and the University Of Kentucky (UK) to provide education opportunities throughout the commonwealth.  KSU and UK provide educational materials, cooking classes, farmer’s market information and many more opportunities.

Christina Marraccini
SNAP Ed Analyst
275 E. Main Street, 3 E-I
Frankfort, Kentucky 40621
502-564-3440 ext 3693

The Dairy Alliance

The Dairy Alliance is a nonprofit funded by dairy farm families of the Southeast. We work diligently with dairy farmers, schools, sports teams, health professionals, local organizations, state leaders, the media, and the public to promote dairy foods and knowledge about the dairy industry. Our efforts center in eight states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Dairy foods contain thirteen essential nutrients that are important for building strong bones and healthy bodies. To that end, The Dairy Alliance works with consumers of all ages to provide them with nutritional information, dairy industry news, research and recipes for a healthy lifestyle that includes three servings of milk, cheese, or yogurt each day.

Tracey True, RDN, LD
Manager of Food and Nutrition Outreach
Kentucky and Tennessee
The Dairy Alliance
P.O. Box 76197
Highland Heights, KY 41076
Cell: 859-447-4867

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Marisa Aull, Director Nutrition Education Program
1500 Bull Lea Rd, Suite 130
Lexington, KY 40511
[email protected]

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Farm to School creates a non-traditional market for farmers, allowing them to connect with Food Service Directors and providing fresh locally grown fruits and vegetable to our students. Chefs in School provides technical support to Food Service Directors across Kentucky, assisting them in culinary skills and recipe development.

Junior Chef is a cooking competition for students in 8th to 12th grade.  It allows students to create a recipe that meets NSLP guidelines and also connects them to local producers helping then understand the importance of buying local.

Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program provides eligible seniors a booklet valued at $48 to spend at participating SFMNP markets to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, cut cooking herbs and honey

Tina G. Garland
[email protected]
Cell: 502-382-7505