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

Shop with SNAP on the road

Learn more about Groceries on the Go

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:

Program Updates


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 if you need help learning how to use this tool.

Pandemic EBT

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.

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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!

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

Tampa Crossroads  |  Hillsborough

Community Health Centers  |  Pinellas

Goodwill Industries Suncoast, Job Connection Center  |  Pinellas

Homeless Empowerment Program  |  Pinellas

Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center  |  Pasco & Pinellas

Atonement Lutheran Church  |  Pasco  

Hope Resource Center  |  Pasco  

Frostproof Care Center  |  Polk

People Helping People  |  Hernando

For any questions about the program, please contact us at

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 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:


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:

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: