Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps), is the largest federal nutrition program. With over 1.5 million Ohioans receiving SNAP benefits, this program offers individuals and families more spending power at local grocers, retailers, and farmer’s markets and ensures that millions of Americans have continued access to nutritious food. 

Generally, qualifying for SNAP depends on your household’s income level.  

Temporary exemptions enacted by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, have expired. SNAP eligibility has returned to the pre-COVID-19 criteria. Additional information for current eligibility criteria is listed below.