What is SNAP?
The Georgia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formally known as food stamps, is the largest nutrition assistance program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is a federally-funded program that provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help recipients maintain healthy diets by making relatively expensive items like fresh fruits and vegetables accessible to those with low income.
Anyone may apply for SNAP benefits. The program helps households that have limited income and resources.
How It Works?
Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG) believes that all Georgians should have access to wholesome, locally-grown food. Bring your SNAP/EBT card, tell a staff member the amount you choose and then receive DOUBLE that amount in tokens to spend on SNAP-eligible food items at the market. That means if you take $10 off your card, the staff will give you $20 in tokens. You can get up to $50 in EBT double each time you visit a market! If you don’t use all of your tokens in one visit, don’t worry, just bring them back and spend them at the same market when you visit again.
Eligibility & How to Apply
SNAP is available for anyone who meets the income requirements. Simpy download the application here, fill out and return it to your local Division of Family and Children Services office by mail, fax, or in person. Click here for more information on how to apply for SNAP.