The U.S. Government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (SNAP) is a nutrition program for families and individuals that meet certain income and resource guidelines. SNAP benefits help you buy nutritious food for your family. You can work and still qualify for SNAP. If you qualify for SNAP, you can use these benefits to purchase food at most grocery stores, convenience stores and food markets.
SNAP benefits are accessed with an Electronic Benefits Card (EBT). These cards are used the same way you would use a debit or ATM card. Food Stamps can be used to buy any food product except alcohol, pet food or heated foods.
Electronic Benefits Transfer Card
The Commonwealth's Department of Transitional Assistance oversees the SNAP program for Massachusetts residents.
Families and individuals that meet certain income and resource guidelines. Progam eligibility depends on household size, assets, income and certain living expenses.
Find out if you might be eligible.
There are several ways to apply for Food Stamps. When your application is processed, you will have to verify your income and certain expenses, such as rent, mortgage or other household expenses.
Go to our Website to fill out the application online.
Apply by Mail or Fax
Complete the application and mail or fax it to the Department of Transitional Assistance Office that serves your city or town.
Emergency Shelter Commission Now Part of BPHC
Please visit their new website.
Food Bank Thank You
Mayor Menino thanks Greater Boston Food Bank for its role in relieving hunger throughout the city, congratulating their success in the 7-year Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope campaign and stemming expansion to a larger distribution facility.
Homeless Program Expansion
Mayor Menino and Citizens Bank announce donation of $50,000 to help provide essential housing and medical services to chronically homeless people through innovation, comprehensive partnership between area non-profit organizations and public agencies.
Can Share Kick-off 2010
Mayor Menino participates in the 24th annual Can Share kick off, focusing on child hunger, with a goal of collecting 100,000 pounds of food.
Homeless Legislative Action Day
Advocates for the homeless discuss legislative priorities.