COVID UPDATES

  • DHS SNAP COVID application – As of March 2020, this application is being used. It simplifies the SNAP application process by accepting verbal consent in place of a signature due to the state of emergency.
  • Abled-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) – As of April 2020, SNAP time limits are temporarily suspended during the state of emergency. No one will be required to work 20 hours a week (80 hours a month) to keep receiving SNAP.
  • Maximum Allotment – As of March 2020, those receiving SNAP will receive the maximum benefit allotment for their household.

What is SNAP?

SNAP formally known as Food Stamps provides benefits to supplement a family’s food budget for eligible families so they can have access to purchase healthy foods.  This program is administered in Arkansas by the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

How does SNAP work?

SNAP eligibility is based on a family’s monthly income using the SNAP Income Guidelines.

Benefits are distributed onto the recipient’s EBT card (it resembles a debit card).  Benefits can be used to purchase food items ONLY at grocery stores, convenience stores, farmer’s markets, co-op food programs. Now, EBT cards can be used to purchase food (eligible food items) online at Wal-Mart and Amazon. Also, these funds will roll over from month-to-month.

Need help applying? We can help!

Get started now.   Click here or the button below and someone from our SNAP Help Center will contact you within a week to help you complete your SNAP application.

 

SNAP Help Center

We are Arkansas Foodbank staff and trained volunteers who will walk you through your SNAP application, submit it to your county DHS office, and provide information about SNAP benefits and eligibilityReach us at snap@arkansasfoodbank.org or 501-569-4311, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.

 

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WIC

What is WIC?

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children and this program 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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