Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) is a modest supplement to help our neighbors purchase healthy, nutritious food in their local communities. Many are not aware that they are eligible for SNAP or that SNAP can help our local communities by increasing access to funds used to shop local at our community grocery stores and many farmers markets.
Who can use SNAP?
SNAP is intended to supplement food and nutrition for people of all ages. Eligibility depends on your household's size and income.
Need SNAP assistance?
Our SNAP Outreach Specialists are trained and ready to help you with applying.
To contact a SNAP Outreach Specialist, click the link below for the county where you reside and complete the form. A SNAP Outreach Specialist will then contact you shortly.
Alert – SNAP applicants warned about scams
Applicants for SNAP in MN should be aware there is never a fee for applying for benefits, and to be on the lookout for ads on the internet falsely offering to help fill out applications. “Scam alert” provides regular updates about these illegal schemes.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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