The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal grant program given to states in order to assist low income individuals and families with providing proper nutrition and food. Individual states may also have local programs available to provide additional support.
SNAP benefits are limited to those at or below 30% of the national poverty level. Currently, the program will provide individuals with up to $200 and a family of four with up to $668. Please be aware that these may change at any time.
WIC is a state-run federally funded program for low-income residents. The program provides funds for health care, education and supplemental foods for low-income women, infants and children up to five years of age who are believed to be at risk. When applying for SNAP benefits, if eligible you may also apply for WIC benefits which will help cover you purchase additional food at any grocery store.
Click here to visit Maryland's Food Assistance Program website to find out whether or not you may apply online. If you would like to speak to a person, please call 8-5pm, Monday to Friday.
Only a trained specialist can properly determine your program eligibility, though being at or below 30% of the national poverty level may be a good indication of assistance eligibility. Please contact your state office to find out whether or not you qualify.
Food Assistance Program Department
Food Supplemental Program
Application Information Online
Click Here for the Maryland Food Assistance Website