Food Stamps, also known as SNAP benefits, are given through a program administered by each state.
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.
This means despite the federal government funding it, states run it entirely.
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.
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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