Minnesota Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

                           

Quick Facts

Location
Minnesota
Administering Program Name
Department of Human Services

Eligibility Information

In December 2020, Congress passed legislation that temporarily changes SNAP eligibility requirements for college students. College students enrolled at least half-time and who meet income and eligibility requirements can now qualify for SNAP. If you think you might qualify for SNAP, call Second Harvest Heartland at (651) 209-7963 or toll-free at (844) 764-5513 to learn more.
Visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services to learn if your household meets income requirements.

How Do I Apply?

  • Apply online at dhs.mn.gov.
  • If you’d like to apply on paper, fill out the Combined Application Form (CAF) and mail or bring the form to your county or tribal office of Human Services.
  • If you need to apply for urgent assistance, contact your county or tribal office.
  • Complete the application process by attending an interview. You may request a phone interview due to a hardship.

SNAP Application Assistance

The Minnesota SNAP hotline can help you determine what county you live in and where to apply for SNAP. Call (651) 431-4050 if you are in the Twin Cities metro area or (800) 657-3698 outside the metro area. For Teletypewriter (TTY) service, call the Minnesota Relay at 711 or (800) 627-3529.

The Minnesota Food Helpline can help you apply for SNAP and connect you with other food resources. Call (888) 711-1151 or visit http://www.hungersolutions.org/find-help/ to email or live chat with the Minnesota Food Helpline.

If your school is a Hunger-Free Campus, you have a campus staff member whose job is (in part) to help you apply for SNAP. Contact your campus pantry or basic needs office for more information.

Where/How to Use

  • You can use your SNAP benefits to buy groceries and seeds or plants that produce food.
  • You can use your EBT card to purchase food at any grocery store or farmers’ market that accepts SNAP. Use the map on the FreshEBT app to find grocery stores and farmers markets near you.

This page was last updated on February 27, 2021.

Quick Facts

Location
Minnesota
Administering Program Name
Department of Human Services

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