What is SNAP?
SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP is a federal program that helps millions of low-income Americans put food on the table. Across the United States there are 9.5 million families with children on SNAP. It is the largest program working to fight hunger in America.

Why is it important?
SNAP provides families with their basic nutritional needs to get them through temporary hard times. It helps people get back on their feet and on the road to a better life — in 2015, SNAP lifted 4.6 million Americans above the poverty line, including 2 million children and 366,000 seniors. Moreover, SNAP helps to ensure that children are given a fair chance at a healthy adulthood, that seniors age with dignity and that family can care for themselves. SNAP is absolutely critical to making sure no one in America goes hungry.


Our Food Assistance Outreach team helps people eligible for SNAP (food stamps) enroll for benefits.  Individuals and families with household incomes less than 130% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for SNAP benefits. Reach out to a member of our team directly, or CLICK HERE to complete a contact form and a member of our team will follow-up with you.

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Email: SNAPoutreach@midohiofoodbank.org

About SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps, offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families. SNAP is America’s largest domestic hunger safety net program. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works with state agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decision about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with state partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.

SNAP benefits are available based on eligibility guidelines for people with children and people who are elderly or have disabilities.

Benefits are also available to able-bodies adults (ages 18-50) who have no children. However, these individuals may be required to work at least 20 hours a week or participate in a mandatory work activity program and meet other work requirements in order to receive food stamp benefits. If adults without dependent children do not meet work requirements, they’re limited to three months of benefits in any 36 month period. These requirements may vary county to county within the state of Ohio.

These eligibility requirements and benefits could change upon passage of new federal funding decisions.

In the state of Ohio, the SNAP Program is called Food Assistance. The benefits are distributed on an EBT Card, called the Ohio Direction Card.


Am I Eligible for SNAP?

In order to apply for SNAP, you must fall at or below certain income guidelines listed below. Household size is determined by the number of people you prepare, eat and share meals with.

(The numbers below effective through September 30, 2021)

  • Number in Household: 1
  • Gross Monthly Income: $1,383
  • Number in Household: 2
  • Gross Monthly Income: $1,868
  • Number in Household: 3
  • Gross Monthly Income: $2,353
  • Number in Household: 4
  • Gross Monthly Income: $2,839
  • Number in Household: 5
  • Gross Monthly Income: $3,324
  • Each Additional Household Member:
  • Gross Monthly Income: + $479

How Can I Apply For SNAP?

Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Food Assistance Outreach Coordinators can assist you in determining your eligibility and applying for SNAP and other benefits. If you have any questions or need help applying, please contact Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Food Assistance Outreach Team at 614-782-5503.

You can also apply for SNAP and other benefits such as Medicaid and Ohio Works First online at benefits.ohio.gov and through the Ohio Department of Jobs & Family Services shared services line at 844-640-6446.