Food & Nutrition
The Food Stamp program provides monthly benefits, which allow low-income households
to buy food. The amount of Food Stamp benefits received depends on the number of
people in the household and the amount of monthly income determined after certain
deductions are subtracted. Families that begin work or are working may be or continue
to be eligible for Food Stamp benefits.
Please bring the following pieces of information for all household members with
- Birth Certificates
- Social Security Numbers
- Verification of income of any kind
- Verification of assets such as bank accounts, insurance policies, property, etc.
- Verification of rent/mortgage
- Verification of monthly utility expenses
Food Stamp benefits are issued monthly by an electronic benefits card. This card
is used like a bank debit card. Each time during the month that you use your Food
Stamp card the amount of your purchase is automatically deducted from your Food
Stamp benefit balance. After each purchase your receipt will show the amount of
your remaining Food Stamp benefit balance for the month. Training and assistance
is provided to all Food Stamp recipients to learn how to use the electronic benefits
If you have questions about Food & Nutrition, call (336) 703-3800.