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.

Sign Up for SNAP

See If You Qualify

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.

See If You’re Eligible

Using SNAP

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:

Apply for SNAP and Medicaid

See if you qualify

Did you know you can apply for SNAP and Medicaid simultaneously?

The ACCESS Florida application determines eligibility for both the SNAP and Medicaid programs. While SNAP provides supplemental food assistance to low income families, Medicaid provides medical coverage to underprivileged children, caregivers, and seniors. Individuals that meet the following criteria may be eligible for Medicaid coverage:

  • parent and caregivers of children
  • children
  • pregnant women
  • former foster care individuals
  • non-citizens with medical emergencies
  • aged and disabled individuals not current receiving SSS (Supplemental Security Income)

To determine your eligibility for these benefit programs, complete the SNAP interest form above and check the box next to the Medicaid program.

See if you qualify

Program Updates

Recertification

To ensure Floridians can safely access SNAP, TANF, and Medicaid benefits, DCF has implemented a six-month recertification extension for individuals and families scheduled to recertify in April, May or June.

Online Purchases

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.

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. 

 

Our Partners

Community Health Centers  |  Pinellas

Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center  |  Pasco

Atonement Lutheran Church  |  Pasco  

Hope Resource Center  |  Pasco  

Frostproof Care Center  |  Polk

For any questions about the program, please contact us at SNAP@feedingtampabay.org.

COVID-19 and SNAP EBT: Buying nutritious food while practicing social distancing and self-quarantining

Now Floridians are able to complete online grocery purchases with EBT both on Walmart and Amazon. SNAP participants are automatically eligible to participate in this program and do not need to apply. This ensures access to nutritious food while also practicing social distancing and self-quarantining to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

Walmart

Walmart already accepts SNAP benefits at all brick and mortar locations in the United States. Now, customers will be able to use their EBT cards and opt for curbside pick-up. For more information please visit: https://www.walmart.com/ideas/discover-grocery-pickup-delivery/walmart-grocery-pickup-accepts-snap-ebt-payments/355540

Amazon

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 please visit: https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=16256994011

Delivery Services

Utilization of food assistance benefits remains limited to the purchasing of eligible grocery items and cannot be used to pay for delivery services. More information can be found here: https://www.myflfamilies.com/covid19/accessPurchasingFAQs.shtml