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


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What is SNAP?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a nutrition program that gives you money for food. SNAP benefits are put on an electronic card that you can use to buy food at supermarkets, convenience stores, farmers’ markets, and even some online retailers. If you need help buying food, apply for SNAP today!

Who can get SNAP?

Eligibility is based on income and household size. If you are within the income limits found here, you may be eligible.

Did you know…
  • You are not taking benefits away from someone else by applying.
  • You do not have to pay back SNAP.
  • You’ve paid into the program with your tax dollars. By getting SNAP, you’re getting some of those dollars back to help you buy food.
  • SNAP does not affect your immigration status. SNAP is not a public charge.
  • SNAP can make you eligible for other benefits like free school meals, WIC, utility discounts, and the Healthy Incentive Program (HIP).
  • You can get help with the application process!

We can help you apply for SNAP!
Call 617-598-5022 or fill out the form below, and we will contact you.

Please note: We are only able to assist Massachusetts residents with SNAP eligibility and applications. Nonresidents should contact their state agency or local food bank.


Contact Info

Phone: 617-598-5022
Fax: 617-477-8422
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Do you need SNAP outreach materials?

Fill out this form to request SNAP flyers, brochures, or posters for your community site.

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