The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program(SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program,can provide cash assistance to help individuals and families who are struggling to purchase food.

Adults who are eligible for SNAP receive their benefits using an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. The EBT card is accepted at grocery and retail food stores across the state for the purchase of food items. Seniors may request a home telephone interview. For more information, contact your local Department of Human Services office or call the University of Rhode IslandSNAP Outreach Project.