The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, helps families and individuals afford groceries. If eligible, clients will receive an EBT card (similar to debit card) which will be reloaded monthly with an allotted amount of money to be used to purchase food at grocery stores and farmers’ markets.
The program provides vital food assistance and boosts the local economy. Every SNAP dollar spent in North Alabama generates up to $1.70 in economic return.
The Food Bank’s SNAP Outreach Coordinator guides applicants through the SNAP application process, answers general questions and connects eligible residents to farmers markets accepting SNAP benefits.
If your church, business, civic group or nonprofit would like us to share information about SNAP at one of your events like a food distribution, health fair or community day, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 256-339-5885.
If you are in need of food assistance and wish to apply for SNAP click here to begin the assisted application process.
Our SNAP Outreach Team will contact you to guide you through the process of filling out the application and submit to the appropriate SNAP office.
If you’re not receiving SNAP benefits but have some questions, contact our SNAP Outreach Coordinator by email at email@example.com, or by phone at 256-339-5885.
If you’re already receive SNAP benefits and have questions about your case, please call the Alabama DHR Hotline at 1-800-382-0499
If you do not need assistance in the SNAP application process, you can find your state application by clicking here.
Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC)
The BEC helps eligible low-income seniors and people with disabilities find and enroll in benefits programs. This helps clients put money towards necessities like prescriptions, insurance, and housing costs.
Our team helps seniors navigate the application process for the following benefits programs:
- SNAP Assistance
- Medicare Part D Extra Help (or Low-Income Subsidy, LIS)
- Medicare Savings Program
- Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
- Free Cell Phone
- Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
The BEC offers your agency the following resources:
- In-person screening and application assistance at your facility.
- Person-centered, appointments with the BEC Helpline.
- Training opportunities for agencies or volunteers interested in doing outreach in their community.
- Promotional material that you can provide to clients who may be eligible.
If you know of someone who needs help today, please refer them to our free confidential BEC Helpline at 1-877-833-2550.