Food Benefits

​​​​​​​​​​Due to COVID-19 precautions regarding social distancing, please call your local office before visiting in person. If you need assistance in a language other than English, please call 1-833-604-0877 or dial 2-1-1 on your mobile phone. ​

ODHS is implementing COVID-19 precautions for all visitors entering office lobbies across the state. These rules will impact customers coming into state offices until further notice.

The new guidelines include:

  • Wearing a mask or cloth face covering.
  • Maintaining a distance of 6 feet from others.
  • Not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

Apply for SNAP 

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COVID-19 Emergency Allotments to SNAP Households – August ​Update

Benefits will be dispersed on the following schedule:
  • ​August 11 ​ for current SNAP households
  • New SNAP households will receive the emergency allotments August 30 or September 2


COVID-19 Emergency Allotments to SNAP Households – July  Update

Benefits will be dispersed on the following schedule:

  • July 13 for current SNAP households
  • New SNAP households will receive the emergency allotments July 30 or August 3

SNAP recipients do not have to take any action to receive these supplemental benefits as they will be issued directly on their EBT cards. Total benefits will be different based on each household's regular monthly allotment for the month.​

Questions about your SNAP benefits should be directed to your local office or by calling the ONE customer service center at 1-800-699-9075.


 ​​About SNAP​

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) provides nutritional assistance benefits to children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed and working families.

SNAP helps supplement monthly food budgets of families with low-income to buy the food they need to maintain good health and allow them to direct more of their available income toward essential living expenses.

ODHS staff determines the eligibility of applicants based on guidelines established by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The primary goals of the program are to alleviate hunger and malnutrition and to improve nutrition and health in eligible households.
  

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