SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is designed to assist low-income persons and families so they can purchase food and better meet their nutritional needs. The program is not intended to supply all of a person's or family's food needs. Instead, it supplements those needs while the person or family makes an effort to become self-supporting.

SNAP is a federal program. Eligibility is determined by income, certain expenses, and household size. A screening tool is available to help determine if you meet eligibility requirements.

How to Apply for Cash, Emergency, Food Programs

A Combined Application Form must be completed, or you can Complete an Application Online at the State of Minnesota Website.

Along with the completed application you may need an interview. Your application will be screened when you turn it in, and you will be scheduled for the next available interview. Unless you meet certain criteria, your interview will most likely not be the same day.