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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP

SNAP is the new name for the Federal Food Stamp Program. It is designed to help low-income individuals and families supplement their income to purchase better quality and more nutritious food. If you are having trouble with every day food expenses, consider applying for SNAP benefits - It's a SNAP!

SNAP Outreach Coordinatorr: Janey Gauani
Phone: 302-734-1200 ext. 174 or 302-943-5154
Fax: 302-734-1265
E-mail: care.manager@modern-maturity.org

What can be bought with SNAP benefits?

Households can use SNAP benefits to buy:
  • Foods for the household to eat such as: Breads and cereals, fruits and vegetables, eats, fish, poultry, and dairy products.
  • Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.
  • Soft drinks, candy, cookies, snack crackers and ice cream are food items and are, therefore, eligible items.
  • In some areas, restaurants can be authorized to accept SNAP benefits from qualified homeless, elderly or disabled people in exchange for low-cost meals.
Households cannot use SNAP benefits to buy:
  • Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco
  • Any nonfood items such as: pet foods, soaps and paper products, household supplies, and hot foods.
  • Energy drinks with nutrition facts are eligible, energy drinks with supplement facts are not eligible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible?
  • Qualification for food benefits is based on income, family relationships and expenses. If you meet the income levels below, it's likely that you would be eligible to receive food benefits. (Effective 10/01/16)

     

    Household
    Size

    Elderly/Disabled
    Separate
    Household
    165% of
    Poverty

    Maximum
    Gross
    Monthly
    Income
    200% of
    Poverty
    1 $1,634 $1,980
    2 $2,203 $2,2670
    3 $2,772 $3,360

Why should I apply?
  • SNAP can relieve the need to sacrifice healthy food choices in order to pay for other essentials. If you receive SNAP benefits you will be given an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card that functions like a debit card to help pay for groceries.

How do I apply?
  • We offer application assistance! Call our SNAP outreach coordinator for an appointment! We will submit your paperwork for you and we promise to make the process easier.
    Call Janey Gauani at (302) 734-1200 x174 or 302-943-5154.
  • To apply online, visit the Delaware ASSIST website at https://assist.dhss.delaware.gov.

What do I need?
  • In order to apply you will need a photo ID or other official document verifying your identity and date of birth as well as those of all the members of your household. You will also need your social security number, and proof of income such as social security award letter and pension statement. Always be sure to provide a valid phone number.