Assistance Programs


What is SNAP

SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps, is a food safety net program to supplement a low- income family’s food budget so they have access to buy healthy foods.  In Arkansas, SNAP is managed by the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), visit the DHS SNAP website for more information.


How can I get help?

Call the Alliance’s SNAP-ARK Call Center at 1-833-762-7275 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday-Wednesday-Friday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or contact Director of SNAP Programs and WIC Outreach [email protected].

A Spanish-speaking operator is available 5 days a week.  The SNAP-Ark Call Center hotline helps Arkansans apply for SNAP, follow up with application questions, and check the status of their benefits.

Apply online: If you have access to the Internet at home, work or at your local library, you


How does it work?

SNAP participation is based on eligibility.  Eligibility is largely based on income, household size, assets, citizenship, and dynamics of a household: how many members are in the family, the ages of family members, etc. SNAP benefits are provided to participants monthly using an electronic debit transfer (EBT) card that can be used to purchase groceries. Most grocery stores and many Farmer’s Markets in Arkansas accept SNAP.



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What is WIC?

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children and this program is administered by Arkansas by the Arkansas Department of Health.

Who is eligible for WIC?

WIC eligibility is based on Women (who are Pregnant, Breastfeeding, and Postpartum), infants, and children (under age 5) that meet WIC Income Guidelines, live in Arkansas and are nutritionally eligible.

Need help applying?

Contact your local WIC Health Unit or call the State WIC Office at 501-661-2508 or 1-800-462-0599.

Want more information?           

Contact any local county unit  Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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