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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Important COVID-19 Message

SNAPStarting October 2021, monthly SNAP benefits have permanently increased. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all eligible households will temporarily get the maximum benefits for their household size—that’s $250/month for one person and $835/month for four people.

If you need help with food, apply for SNAP today! If you need help applying, fill out the form at the bottom of this page, and our outreach staff will contact you.

What is SNAP?

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.
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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