Food Assistance: SNAP (Food Stamps)

SNAP is a federally funded program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides benefits to eligible households in order to increase their food purchasing power and improve the nutritional adequacy of the diets of low-income families. The Food Stamp Program (SNAP) helps low-income households buy the food they need for good health. Benefits can only be used for food such as breads and cereals; fruits and vegetables; meats, fish and poultry; dairy products and for plants and seeds to grow food to eat.

Households are issued a debit (EBT) card that they use like a credit card in approved stores. The amount of benefits an eligible household receives depends on the number of people in the household and the amount of income the household has.For more information visit the USDA Food and Nutrition Service website or the New Jersey Division of Family Development website.