Food Stamps

SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is the program formerly known as food stamps. It is a federal nutrition program that helps you stretch your food budget and buy healthy food.

SNAP benefits can be used to purchase food at grocery stores, convenience stores, and some farmers’ markets and co-op food programs.

SNAP benefits are given to you each month on a plastic card called an EBT (electronic benefits transfer) card, which works like a debit card. Paper coupons are no longer used.

 

Those with little or no money may be able to get food stamps within five days. If you have questions about food stamps, you can call your local Department of Human Services, visit them on the web at www.michigan.gov/dhs

You can apply for the Food Assistance Program today online at MiBridges. You can manage your case, upload documents, apply for assistance and view all documents through your MiBridges account online.

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