The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Alabama is administered by the Food Assistance Division. Its purpose is to provide monthly benefits to low-income families/households so that they can purchase nutritious food at authorized grocery stores, farmers' markets and other retailers. 

Individuals must apply for the SNAP program. An application must be filled out and all supporting documentation must be provided. When approved, SNAP benefits are issued monthly and put on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which looks just like a credit card. The benefit amount depends on number of individuals in household, income, expenses, and other factors pertinent to program guidelines. 

Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Provide names for all individuals living in household
  • Provide proof of residence
  • Provide social security numbers 
  • Provide proof of Citizenship and/or Alien Status
  • Provide proof of income, and expenses 
  • Provide additional information as required

Special Note:

The Alabama Elderly Simplified Application Project (AESAP) is an application process for households where all the members are 60 years of age or older and have no earned income. 

Contact the office for further details.

Phone: (334) 242-1700
Fax: (334) 293-3285
Address: 50 North Ripley Street Montgomery, AL 36130
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Food Assistance Division Mission Statement:

To provide for the protection, well-being, and self-sufficiency of children and adults in Alabama.*
* taken from the Food Assistance Division website

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