What other programs are available if I can’t afford groceries?

You may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. SNAP provides benefits or “allotments” to families and individuals based on the number of people living in your household and your monthly income.

Foods approved for purchase through SNAP include bread, cereal, fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, and dairy products. Alcohol, cigarettes, foods hot at the point of sale, non-food items, vitamins, and minerals cannot be purchased using SNAP.

Visit USDA’s web page to determine your SNAP eligibility. SNAP is a state-administered program, so if you relocate to a different state, you will need to reapply for benefits.

If you do not qualify for SNAP or FSSA, but you’re having trouble affording food for your family, visit your local military base support center, such as: