Food Support/SNAP

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, helps Minnesotans with low incomes (including temporary low incomes) get the food they need for nutritious and well-balanced meals. The program provides extra support to help stretch a household's food budget – it is not meant to cover all the groceries a family needs.

SNAP offers monthly benefits loaded on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which looks and works like a debit card. This card can be used to buy groceries at authorized stores, farmers markets and online retailers.