Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance through an electronic card that can be used at supermarkets, convenience stores and some farmers' markets.

SNAP (formerly food stamps) stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which helps people buy the food needed for good health. SNAP benefits are put on an electronic card that is used like an ATM or bank card. You can use SNAP at most supermarkets, convenience stores, and some farmers’ markets.

The Greater Boston Food Bank can help you apply for SNAP benefits. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible, to apply, or for help with your existing case.

Who is eligible?

SNAP is for everyone—families, seniors, disabled, homeless, unemployed, employed, veterans, and active military. If you’re within the income limits below, you may be eligible.

SNAP Elgibility


How can we help?
  • Screen for eligibility
  • Complete an application or re-certification
  • Provide support through the entire process
  • Advocate on your behalf
  • Make sure you’re getting the maximum benefits you’re eligible for


Contact us today!

Call: 617-598-5022
Fax: 617-477-8422

Or fill out the form below, and we will contact you.

SNAP Referral Form

By filling out this form, you give permission for The Greater Boston Food Bank to contact you by phone about a SNAP application. We will contact you within five business days of receiving your referral. GBFB's hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

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