frequently ask questions 

SNAP

What is SNAP?


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. SNAP helps low-income working people, senior citizens, the disabled and others feed their families. Eligibility and benefit levels are based on household size, income and other factors.




How do I apply for SNAP?


It's easy! If you live in Alabama or Mississippi you can apply right here on the website by clicking on APPLY NOW in the upper right hand corner. There you will find PDF links for the applications. If you prefer to apply by phone just give us a call at 877-833-2550. If you do not live in either one of these states you can find more info at




What are the income limits?


Income Limits are for Oct 1, 2021 - Sept 30, 2022 Household Size - 1 Gross Monthly Income - $1,383 Net Monthly Income - $1,064 Household Size - 2 Gross Monthly Income - $1,868 Net Monthly Income - $1,437 Household Size - 3 Gross Monthly Income - $2,353 Net Monthly Income - $1,810 Household Size - 4 Gross Monthly Income - $2,839 Net Monthly Income - $2,184 Household Size - 5 Gross Monthly Income - $3,324 Net Monthly Income - $2,557 Household Size - 6 Gross Monthly Income - $3,809 Net Monthly Income - $2,930 Household Size - 7 Gross Monthly Income - $4,295 Net Monthly Income - $3,304 Household Size - 8 Gross Monthly Income - $4,780 Net Monthly Income - $3,677




What is the difference in Gross Income VS Net Income?


Gross income means a household's total, non-excluded income, before any deductions have been made. Net income means gross income minus allowable deductions.





Food Pantry

What's the difference in a food bank and a food pantry?


A food bank is a non-profit that safely stores millions of pounds of food that will soon be delivered to local food programs, like a food pantry. A food pantry is a distribution center where hungry families can receive food. Supplied with food from a food bank, pantries feed hundreds of people per week! You can find more info on this at the Feeding America website.




How can I find a food pantry in my area?


There are several ways, one is to click on our Find A Food Pantry link The other is to visit the nationwide Food Finder website.





Other Benefits

What other benefits do you assist with?


We have other programs, mainly focused on seniors, that we assist with. Those are Senior Farmers Market Vouchers Medicare Savings Program Extra Help LIHEAP and more





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