The Food Stamp Program is now called SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). It’s the same program with a new name.
What is SNAP?
SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which provides nutritional assistance to low-income households. The primary objective of the SNAP program is to reduce hunger and improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and families currently facing food hardship by providing them with benefits accepted at local grocery stores and retailers to purchase healthy and nutritious food.
EHC! advocates can assist you in applying for SNAP benefits through our SNAP Call Center. They can answer your questions regarding eligibility and explain SNAP guidelines. You may be eligible for SNAP benefits even if you work, receive child support, unemployment or have other income. Just call 1-866-974-SNAP (7627).
Do I Qualify?
Answer a few income and household questions and we’ll tell you if you qualify for SNAP.
The EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card is used by all SNAP households to receive and spend their benefits. With the EBT card the benefits are transferred directly to the card for the recipient to use at the retailer of their choice.
End Hunger CT! SNAP outreach project is funded through grants from FRAC and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.