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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 assets and needs. 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 and you have several options:

  • Visit agency to pick up/complete an application in person
  • Contact agency to have one mailed to you
  • Print and complete the paper application and submit it in person, by mail or fax or
  • Complete an application online at

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.

The date we receive your application through MnBenefits or the first page of your paper application with at least your name, address, and signature is what sets your date of eligibility and is the first day that you may be eligible for benefits.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.