Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Need more money for groceries? We can help. SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) is a monthly financial benefit that helps you to purchase healthy food at your local grocery and convenience stores, farmer’s markets and even online through Walmart and Amazon delivery. Benefits are received through an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which you can use like a debit card.
Our SNAP Outreach team is here to help
Did you know that many Minnesotans are eligible but have not applied for SNAP? Our team raises awareness about the availability of SNAP benefits and helps you through every step of the screening and application process (bilingual assistance is available). Meet our SNAP outreach team.
Is SNAP for me?
It might be, and there’s no risk or penalty in seeing if you’re eligible. Currently, half a million Minnesotans participate in SNAP, and one in four of us live with someone who has used SNAP at some point. Whatever moment in life brings you to SNAP, it’s a program that will help when you need it. Click here to learn more about SNAP.
Are you already receiving SNAP benefits? Get help with food now.
You can only plan so much and sometimes...life just happens. If you are in immediate need of food, help is nearby—and can be accessed as soon as today. There are 816 food shelves, meal programs, food distributions, discount grocery stores, and more around the state, in all 87 Minnesota counties. Here’s where to start.
Did you know you could be eligible for other benefits in addition to SNAP? Use the Bridge to Benefits screening tool to help determine eligibility for public work support programs and tax credits.
⚠ Be aware of SNAP scams
There is never a fee for applying for benefits. Look out for ads on the internet that offer 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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