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Energy, Food, Housing

Food Support

Do You Need Help Paying for Groceries?

No family should go without the food they need for well-balanced nutrition. If you or your family is having trouble paying for food, Community Action can help through free eligibility screenings and application assistance for SNAP Benefits, a federal food assistance program. 

For more information about eligibility or application assistance, please call 651-603-5883 or email us at

What Are SNAP Benefits?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program that helps Minnesotans living with low incomes get the food they need. The program issues electronic food support benefits that can help stretch your household food budget.

SNAP benefits come on an EBT card that you use like an ATM or bank card to buy food at most grocery stores. Here’s how it works:

  • If approved, you receive a SNAP EBT card.
  • Each month, your SNAP benefits are loaded onto your card for food purchases. 
  • Use the card wherever SNAP EBT cards are accepted.

Am I Eligible?

If you live below the USDA income eligibility guidelines, are laid-off from work, disabled, under-employed, or a senior citizen you may be eligible.

To see if you qualify, consult the 2023-2024 Eligibility Guidelines table below:

Number of People Monthly Income Before Taxes
1 $2,430
2 $3,287
3 $4,143
4 $5,000
5 $5,857
6 $6,713

Add $857 for each additional household member.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

This project was funded at least in part with Federal Funds from USDA.

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Utility Bill Assistance


  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start


  • People Whose Utility Bills Were Lowered Through Home Weatherization


  • Workers Provided with Transportation Support Including Vehicle Loans, Repair Grants, and Transit Passes


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