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Food Stamps: Where can I find the SNAP office closest to me?

Food Stamps, also known as SNAP benefits, are given through a program administered by each state.

grocery cart in an aisle filled with food stamp eligible foods

In order to receive benefits, you need to apply within the state you reside in.

Over 41 million Americans receive SNAP benefits across the entire country.

The federal government funds the benefits program for individual states.


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This means despite the federal government funding it, states run it entirely.

The amount of people receiving benefits rose by 6 million since COVID-19 began.

Receiving food stamps

You can apply directly for SNAP benefits through your local office in your state.

You can see the details about your specific state here.

You can click the state you live in to see contact and application information.


Emergency SNAP benefits extended into April

Your local SNAP office will be under one of the following in phone books:

  • Food Stamps
  • Human Services
  • Public Assistance
  • Social Services

You can reach SNAP by calling 1-800-221-5689.

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