SNAP - Program Information

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • provides low-income individuals and families with resources to purchase food
  • is based upon income, resources, and the number of individuals in a household
  • provides nutrition assistance in the form of an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card which must be             used at participating food stores
  • Department of Human Services Food Access Project provides a pilot program for SNAP recipients              who meet certain criteria

To get SNAP benefits, you would need to

The RI Department of Human Services administers this federal program in Rhode Island determining eligibility and authorizing benefits for low-income households in need.

To receive SNAP benefits, you must apply in the State in which you currently live.