Food Assistance

In Ohio, food stamp coupons are no longer used. Benefits are issued through an electronic debit card. This card may be used at participating retail stores to purchase food. See the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services resource more information.

In order to qualify for the Food Assistance Program, households must meet several program specific requirements including resource and income limits. All able-bodied adults are also required to participate in work program activities.

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Bring the Following to Appointment
When making application for benefits, help prevent delays in the approval process by bringing the following to your appointment:
  • Identification such as:
    • Driver's license
    • Social security card
    • Birth certificate
    • Current mortgage or rent verification
    • Current utility bills
    • Verification of the last 30 days of income

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
              Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
              1400 Independence Avenue, SW
               Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.