The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is a federal program that helps families and individuals afford groceries. Eligible clients receive an EBT card (similar to a debit card) that is reloaded monthly with an allotted amount of money. This card can only be used to purchase food.
The SNAP Outreach Team can help you apply for SNAP benefits by guiding you through the application process and preparing you for an interview with a SNAP caseworker.
Important Notice: Government Shutdown Impact on SNAP Benefits
Please read this statement if you currently receive benefits.
Apply for SNAP Benefits
To begin the assisted application process, click here.
Our SNAP Outreach Team will contact you to guide you through the process of filling out the application. Then they will help you submit your application to the appropriate SNAP office.
Contact the SNAP Outreach Team at (251) 653-1617 ext. 145 or (888) 704-3663 if you have any questions.
If you already receive SNAP benefits and have questions about your case, call the Alabama DHR Hotline at 1-800-382-0499 or Mississippi DHS Hotline at 1-800-948-3050.
Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC)
The BEC helps eligible low-income seniors and people with disabilities find and enroll in benefits programs. This helps you put money towards necessities like prescriptions, insurance, and housing costs.
Our team will help you navigate the application process for the following benefits programs:
- SNAP Assistance
- Medicare Part D Extra Help (or Low-Income Subsidy, LIS)
- Medicare Savings Program
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
- Free Cell Phone
- Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Our BEC Team will contact you to complete the applications that you are eligible for over the phone.
Various Farmers Markets across the state accept Senior Farmers Markets vouchers. Please click here for a list of locations.