The program traditionally known as food stamps is technically called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. As you probably know, the food stamps (SNAP) program helps low income people buy food. It is a program from the U.S. government, but you actually get SNAP / food stamps from your state. SNAP is no longer actual food “stamps” but is instead money given on a debit card — you use an Electronic Debit Transaction (EBT) card when you make your purchases, and the cost of the food is deducted from the balance on the card.
To see if you are eligible for SNAP / food stamps, and to learn how to apply, choose your state below. (If you already get food stamps, click here to learn how to find your EBT card balance.)