Getting SNAP

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Could you qualify for monthly financial assistance for groceries?

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 groceries.

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 below. 

What is SNAP?

SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, our country’s most powerful nutrition program. Every person who applies for SNAP— and is eligible— will receive it! 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.

Here's what makes SNAP so special and unlike any other food assistance program in the country:

  • Getting SNAP doesn’t take anything away from anyone else, it’s a resource that helps everyone 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 some farmer's markets and co-op programs. 
  • All of the children in your household who attend school will automatically qualify for free school meals.
  • SNAP recipients are also automatically enrolled in HIP—The Healthy Incentives Program! HIP helps you buy more fruits and vegetables at approved HIP vendors which include farmer's markets, farm stands, mobile markets, and community supported agriculture (CSA) farm share programs.

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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Get Help Now

The best way to get support and apply for SNAP benefits is to contact our hotline counselors. Call 1-800-643-8333 or use the Live Chat feature below to speak to a counselor now.