What is SNAP?

SNAP (formally known as Food Stamps) stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and it offers nutrition assistance benefits to eligible individuals and families. These benefits are distributed onto an EBT card which is used to purchase food items like fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, beans, bread, grains, and dairy products at grocery stores, convenience stores, farmers markets, and co-op food programs.  Additionally, it provides economic benefits to communities.

The Arkansas Foodbank SNAP Outreach team

The SNAP Outreach team works to increase participation in this important program by going to our agencies to help clients navigate the SNAP application, answer questions, and educate our communities on the benefits of the program.

 

Did you know that Arkansas Farmer’s Markets accept EBT and WIC?

The 2018 list of Arkansas Farmer’s Markets accepting EBT and WIC has been released and is now available.  Markets are open now. Tell everyone you know about this!

Guess what?

Arkansas SNAP recipients support local growers by redeeming more of their benefits at local produce retailers like farmers markets and farm stands. SNAP incentive programs like Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) match each regular SNAP dollar spent at these retailers for the purchase of locally grown produce, or food producing plants and seeds.  Click here to see a complete list of participating Farmer’s Markets in your area.

 

How can I get help?

For more information on how your organization can host a SNAP sign up day contact:   Erica McFadden SNAP Coordinator 501-569-4311

Other Resources

Apply for SNAP with the Department of Human Services online here or download an application in English or in Spanish.

 

You can also visit the USDA page directly here to learn more.