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.

See if you Qualify for SNAP

Eligibility rules to receive food assistance are determined by the Florida Department of Children and Families in compliance with the federal government. Some of the eligibility rules are:


Proof of Florida Residency and Identification.

*You do not need to be a US Citizen to apply for SNAP. Ask our SNAP team for more info!*


Most households must pass a gross income limit less than or equal to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).


Healthy adults, 18 to 50 years of age, who do not have dependent children or are not pregnant, may receive SNAP benefits for 3 months in a 3-year period if they are not working or participating in a work or work training program.


Most food assistance households may have assets such as vehicles, bank accounts, or property and still get help. Households with a disqualified member must meet an asset limit of $2,500 ($3,750 if the household contains an elderly or disabled member).

Still unsure if you qualify?

Check to see if you are eligible using this SNAP Screener.

Answer a series of questions to determine if you are SNAP eligible.

Use the SNAP screener

Contact our SNAP team

Our SNAP team is available for free and confidential SNAP Application Assistance! For an appointment call our SNAP Line: 813-254-1190 or walk-in to our office: 4702 Transport Drive | Building 6 |Tampa, FL 33605

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.

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SNAP cannot be used to purchase:

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Shop with SNAP on the road

Learn more about Groceries on the Go

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Program Updates

On December 5th, 2023 DCF launched a new version of the MyACCESS portal used to apply for SNAP benefits. The new portal has been designed to improve the experience for users, increase efficiency, and deliver eligible government assistance more promptly. If you are currently receiving SNAP you will continue to receive your benefits throughout this transition. All recipients will need to create an account to re-apply for benefits, but you can link your existing cases once you create a new account. You can find Frequently Asked Questions about MyACCESS at If you need help navigating this transition our SNAP team is here to support you!

Online Purchases and Delivery

SNAP benefits can now be used to shop online through participating retailers including Walmart and Amazon. Utilization of food assistance benefits remains limited to the purchasing of eligible grocery items and cannot be used to pay for delivery services.

Contact a team member at for assistance.


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.

Shop with Walmart


Use SNAP EBT for Amazon Pantry and Amazon Fresh groceries. This service requires an discounted Amazon Prime membership of $5.99/month for EBT and Medicaid beneficiaries.

Shop with Amazon


Order your groceries online and have them delivered to you with Instacart.

Shop with Instacart


Order groceries online and have them delivered to your door with Kroger.

Shop with Kroger

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

The Guided Path Foundation  |  Hillsborough

Better Life Now  |  Hillsborough

Grace, Gratitude, and Giving | Hillsborough

Exciting Central Tampa Baptist | Hillsborough

Family Healthcare Foundation  |  Hillsborough

Tampa Family Health Centers  |  Hillsborough

New Progress Missionary Baptist Church |  Hillsborough

Mary Petro Foundation |  Hillsborough

Grow Into You Foundation | Hillsborough | Current Clients Only

New Life Village | Hillsborough

BayCare  | Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco | Current Patients Only

Manatee Elementary Partnership School | Manatee

Saint George Episcopal Church  |  Manatee

Evara Health  |  Pinellas 

The Gathering of Women |  Pinellas 

Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center | Pinellas

Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center  | Pinellas

Homeless Empowerment Program | Pinellas  | Clients Only

PERC | Pinellas | Current Clients Only

Evara Health | Pinellas

Goodwill  Job Connection Center  | Hillsborough & Pinellas

Fresh Start 4 Pasco  |  Pasco  

Meals on Wheels Pasco | Pasco County | Current Clients Only

Premier Community Healthcare  |  Pasco & Hernando

People Helping People  |  Hernando

Prophetic Angels Ministry |  Hernando

Iglesia Pentecostal MI | Polk County

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