Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for nutritious and well-balanced meals. The program provides support to help stretch your household food budget. It is not intended to meet all your household's food needs. It is a supplement. Approved participants get a debit card to use to buy food at many stores and farmers markets.
The MFIP benefit includes a cash grant and food assistance.
The MFAP provides food assistance to non-citizens age 50 years old or older who do not qualify for SNAP because of their citizenship status.
We encourage you to apply for SNAP right away if you struggle to meet your food and nutrition needs on a regular basis. Please click on the secure MN Department of Human Services link below for additional resources, information, and how to apply:
*People who meet the expedited SNAP criteria could receive benefits within 5 days.
Please contact our agency if you have any questions/concerns at 800-450-7463 Extension 1570 or 4100.