The Supplementary Nutritional Assistance Programme, formerly known as the Food Voucher Programme, provides monthly benefits that help low-income households purchase the food they need to be healthy.
SNAP is a federal program managed at the local level by the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
At the national level, SNAP is the largest hunger safety net programme in the country.
SNAP is designed to be a supplement to your income to help ensure that your nutritional needs are met.
Mississippi residents who are food insecure are invited to apply to the program.
Help is available for those struggling to put food on the table.
Those eligible for SNAP include:
- work for low wages
- are unemployed or work part-time
- receive TANF, SSI or other care payments
- elderly or disabled and live on a small income
Using the SNAP pre-selection tool available through the Food and Nutrition Service does not define a household's right to snap, but can be used to give you an idea of how the eligibility for the program is determined.
This is a way to provide complementary Nutrition Assistance Program benefits without paper coupons.
Using a plastic card that functions as a debit card, recipients can access its benefits at retail point-of-sale devices.
Each Mississippi SNAP Benefit home will be issued an EBT card.