What is SNAP?
SNAP, formerly 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.
Eligibility is based on income and assets, citizenship, and dynamics of the SNAP household: how many members are in the family, the ages of family members, etc. To find out more about eligibility and benefits, contact Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance’s SNAP-ARK call center at 1-833-762-7275 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.
If you have access to the Internet at home, work or at your local library, you can apply for benefits online HERE.
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.