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Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline

1.800.645.8333

Food assistance in 180 languages

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Mon-Fri

8am-7pm

Sat

10am-2pm

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Help for individuals

You do not need to have children in order to be eligible for SNAP. Many individuals are eligible for benefits. Receiving SNAP benefits can open the door to many other programs, including utility discounts, and free cell phone service.

Information for individuals

  • You do not need to have children to receive SNAP.

  • If you live with roommates, but buy and prepare your food separately, you can apply for yourself alone. You may want to include a Shared Housing Verification Form with your application.

  • If you are under 22 and living with a parent or step-parent, you will need to apply with your parent even if you buy your food separately. If you are under 18 and living with a responsible adult, you need to apply with that adult.

  • There are special rules regarding half and full-time college students.

  • A pregnant woman living alone with income under 200 percent of the poverty level is always eligible for SNAP if she meets the immigration guidelines.

Individuals with Child Support Payments

If you are parent that has court ordered child support payments, these can be counted as expense. 

  • Submit verifications of court order or legal agreement and receipt or proof of payment

"Let's Chat" — our counselors are available online!

Have questions or want to find out if you are eligible for SNAP? Start a chat with a Project Bread FoodSource Hotline counselor using the Live Chat feature below!