Greater Cleveland Food Bank

About SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. It was formerly known as the food stamp program. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. 

Food stamps or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) are benefits that help put groceries and food on the table for people experiencing hunger.  These temporary benefits are based on income and are issued monthly through an electronic debit (EBT) cards.  Your family can use the benefits placed on the card to purchase groceries at authorized retailers. If you need help applying for SNAP (formerly known as food stamp) benefits, we can help!

Individuals may also apply for SNAP and other public benefits such as Medicaid, Medicare Savings for Seniors, Cash Assistance, and Child Care Voucher online at

In the State of Ohio the SNAP Program is called Food Assistance. The benefits are distributed on an EBT Card, called the Ohio Direction Card. For information on Pandemic EBT, click here.

In order to apply for SNAP, you must meet eligibility based on the income guidelines below. Household size is determined by the number of people you prepare and share meals with.

Income Guidelines*:

*These income guidelines may increase for individuals 60 and over or those with disabilities. 

# in Household= 1 
Gross Monthly Income= $1,383

# in Household= 2
Gross Monthly Income= $1,868

# in Household= 3
Gross Monthly Income= $2,353

# in Household= 4
Gross Monthly Income= $2,839

# in Household= 5
Gross Monthly Income= $3,324

# in Household= 6
Gross Monthly Income= $3,809

# in Household= 7
Gross Monthly Income= $4,295

# in Household= 8
Gross Monthly Income= $4,780

Each additional member:
Gross Monthly Income= +$486

Have questions?

If you have questions about SNAP, or aren't sure where to begin, please contact the Greater Cleveland Food Bank Help Center online or at 216.738.2067.