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Where to Apply for Food Assistance in Every State

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State-by-State SNAP

In the wake of massive and widespread layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic, scores of Americans are turning to food assistance programs to help put food on the table — in addition to the millions that already rely on them. But it's no secret that state government websites aren't always the easiest things to navigate. On top of that, each state handles its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, differently — with different eligibility rules, different application processes, and even, in some cases, different names for the food assistance programs (although the vast majority do still call it SNAP). Because of this, we've tried to make it easier for SNAP applicants to navigate through their own state's program using the links in this story, as well as links to local food banks where additional food assistance resources are available.

Related: 24 Important Things to Know When Applying for Food Assistance Programs

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A Note on Assistance in All States

In addition to the state-by-state resources to follow, those in need of food assistance should remember that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service runs additional federal nutrition assistance programs — often in tandem with state and local agencies. Some, but not all, state websites provide specific information on such services — regardless, the FNS programs are available to anyone, living in any state, who qualifies. You can find out more by clicking the link above.

Related: Where You Can Use EBT for Grocery Pickup or Delivery

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What is 211?

Dialing the number 211 or visiting 211.org connects individuals to a free and confidential referral and information helpline and website that offers help to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This includes basic human needs, mental health and other health care resources, employment supports, and more.

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Alabama

State SNAP Website
Determine eligibility
Apply online
Download an application

Alabama Extension Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program: EFNEP teaches limited-resource individuals how to improve their dietary practices and become more effective managers of available resources.

Senior-specific resources:
The Alabama Elderly Simplified Application Project: Provides a simplified application process for households in which all members are 60 or older.

Food banks and pantries:
Five major food banks assist Alabama families. They include: Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, Food Bank of North Alabama, Montgomery Area Food Bank, Feeding the Gulf Coast, and Feeding the Valley Food Bank. Find links to all by visiting Feeding America's "Find Your Local Food Bank."

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Sacramento, California
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Denver
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Connecticut
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Delaware
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Orlando
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Atlanta
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Hawaii
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Boise
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Chicago
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Indianapolis
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Wichita, Kansas
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Louisville, Kentucky
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New Orleans
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Louisiana

State SNAP Website
Determine eligibility
Apply online
Download an application (Spanish)

Senior-specific resources:
Louisiana Combined Application Project (LaCAP): A simplified SNAP application process for Louisiana residents who are at least 60 years of age and receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Find more info here.

Food banks and pantries:
Five major food banks assist Louisiana families: Food Bank of Central Louisiana, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana, and Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. Find links to all of them by visiting Feeding America's "Find Your Local Food Bank."

Maine
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Baltimore
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Maryland

State SNAP Website
Determine eligibility
Apply online
Download an application (Spanish)

Senior-specific resources:
Maryland Senior Nutrition Assistance Program: A simplified application process for those 60 and older who meet eligibility requirements. Contact your local department of human services for assistance.

Food banks and pantries:
Two major food banks assist Maryland families: Capital Area Food Bank and Maryland Food Bank. Find links to both of them by visiting Feeding America's "Find Your Local Food Bank."

Boston
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Detroit
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Minneapolis
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Jackson, Mississippi
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Missouri
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Billings, Montana
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Las Vegas
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New Hampshire
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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New York City
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Charlotte
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North Dakota
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Cincinnati
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Portland, OR
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Rhode Island
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Greenville, South Carolina
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South Carolina

State SNAP Website
Determine eligibility
Apply online
Download an application (Spanish)

Senior-specific resources:
South Carolina Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP): A simplified application process for those 60 and older who meet eligibility requirements. An application can be found here.

Food banks and pantries:
Four major food banks assist South Carolina families: Golden Harvest Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Lowcountry Food Bank, and Harvest Hope Food Bank. Find links to all of them by visiting Feeding America's "Find Your Local Food Bank."

South Dakota
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Dallas
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Burlington, Vermont
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Virginia Beach
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Seattle
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Washington

State SNAP Website
Determine eligibility
Apply online
Download an application (Spanish)

Senior-specific resources:
Elderly SNAP: Washington is one of eight states that takes part in the Elderly Simplified Application Project. Call your local DSHS office to find out more.

Food banks and pantries:
Three major food banks assist Washington families: Food Lifeline, Second Harvest Inland Northwest, and Oregon Food Bank. Find links to all of them by visiting Feeding America's "Find Your Local Food Bank."

Charleston, West Virginia
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Milwaukee
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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