Getting SNAP

A resource for Massachusetts residents to make it easier to get and keep SNAP.

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Could you be eligible for SNAP — a.k.a. funds for food shopping?

SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It is a federal nutrition program (formerly known as Food Stamps) that provides eligible residents with monthly financial assistance to purchase food and other benefits that help you save.

Project Bread's counselors can tell you if you are eligible or not, and help you apply. Our services are free to all residents of Massachusetts. Call us today 1-800-645-8333 or chat a counselor using the Live Chat feature below. 


What is SNAP?

SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, our country’s most powerful nutrition program. Everyone who completes the full SNAP application process - and is eligible - will receive SNAP benefits. Once enrolled, you will receive a monthly cash benefit on an EBT card that can be used just like a debit card for food shopping.

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Getting SNAP

What are the Benefits?

SNAP provides recipients with monthly funds for food, free school meals for kids, and additional savings and discount opportunities. Learn about the benefits of getting SNAP in Massachusetts and if you are eligible.

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Here is why you should apply for SNAP, if you are eligible:

  • Getting SNAP doesn’t take anything away from anyone else, it’s a resource that helps everyone who is eligible buy the food they need. 
  • SNAP gives you the freedom to shop for your own food — food that you like, that meets your dietary needs, allergy restrictions, and cultural preferences.
  • You can use SNAP to buy food at most places groceries are sold — grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations, pharmacies....even online with some major retailers and some farmer's markets and co-op programs. 
  • SNAP has more benefits that help you go beyond just making ends meet than just the monthly SNAP benefit amount on an EBT card. 

GettingSNAP is a resource for Massachusetts residents provided by Project Bread

If you are not a Massachusetts resident click below for general information about SNAP from the USDA.

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Project Bread is an official SNAP Outreach Partner of The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA).

As a SNAP Outreach Partner of DTA, Project Bread's role is to make it easier for people in Massachusetts to get SNAP and help anyone having trouble applying.