Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The benefit program, SNAP, stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — more commonly known as food stamps. SNAP is a federal program that helps low-income Americans put food on the table. With millions of families across the United States utilizing these benefits, SNAP is the largest hunger-fighting program in America.
Complete the form below to find out if you qualify for SNAP benefits. If your application meets the SNAP eligibility requirements, our team will contact you and walk you through the application process.
SNAP benefits can be used to purchase food at grocery stores, convenience stores, and some farmers’ markets and co-op food programs. Benefits are given to recipients each month on a plastic card called an EBT (electronic benefits transfer) card, which works like a debit card.
See where SNAP is accepted.
Check your EBT balance online or on your smartphone.
SNAP can be used to purchase:
SNAP cannot be used to purchase:
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides nutritional resources to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to school closures. Families will receive money on a new or existing EBT card to help fill the school meals gap.
SNAP Benefits Increase
SNAP benefits will increase an average of 25% for beneficiaries from pre-pandemic levels. If you are in need of food assistance, apply for benefits today!
Online Purchases and Delivery
SNAP benefits can now be used to shop online through participating retailers including Walmart and Amazon. Contact a team member at SNAP@feedingtampabay.org if you need help learning how to use this tool.
Use SNAP benefits at all brick and mortar Walmart locations in the United States or use your EBT card and opt for curbside pick-up. For more information, click here.
Amazon is currently accepting SNAP EBT cards as a form of payment to shop at Amazon groceries, including Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh. This service requires an Amazon Prime membership which is at a discounted price of $5.99/month for EBT and Medicaid beneficiaries. For more information, click here.
Order your groceries online and have them delivered to you with Instacart. Click here to for more information.
Order groceries online and have them delivered to your door with Kroger. Click here for more information.
Utilization of food assistance benefits remains limited to the purchasing of eligible grocery items and cannot be used to pay for delivery services. Click here for more information.
Become a Screening Partner
Extend SNAP services to your network by becoming a screening partner. Following a quick training with Feeding Tampa Bay, in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families, your team can gain certification to screen applicants for this benefit program and assist with the application process. Already an ACCESS site? Become a SNAP Partner at Feeding Tampa Bay and learn how your organization is positively impacting hunger and economic output.
Help Outreach | Hillsborough
Guided Path Foundation | Hillsborough
Better Life Now | Hillsborough
Suncoast Community Health Centers | Hillsborough
Family Healthcare Foundation | Hillsborough
Tampa Family Health Centers | Hillsborough
New Progress Missionary Baptist Church | Hillsborough
Mary Petro Foundation | Hillsborough
New Life Village | Hillsborough
Plant City Black Heritage | Hillsborough
BayCare | Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk & Pasco
Manatee Elementary Partnership School | Manatee
Saint George Episcopal Church | Manatee
Evara Health | Pinellas
The Gathering of Women | Pinellas
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center | Pinellas
Homeless Empowerment Program | Pinellas
Goodwill Job Connection Center | Pinellas
Fresh Start 4 Pasco | Pasco
Premier Community Healthcare | Pasco & Hernando
People Helping People | Hernando
Prophetic Angels Ministry | Hernando
Dream Achievers Resource Center | Polk, Hardee, Osceola
Central Florida Health Care | Polk
For any questions about the program, please contact us at SNAP@feedingtampabay.org.