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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 foodsupport@caprw.org.

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. Please download the SNAP Screening Tool in English, Spanish, Hmong, or Somali to see if you are eligible:

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Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Energy Assistance

    55,886

  • Children Enrolled in Head Start

    1,218

  • Low-Income People Registered to Vote

    1,320

  • Volunteer Hours

    31,317

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