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SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program)

snap-logoEfforts underway to extend SNAP benefits through February 2019
The federal government remains partially shut down. We are working with the USDA to ensure February benefits for federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) are issued in mid- to late January. SNAP recipients should still continue to follow all program requirements and reporting.   Please watch the Minnesota Department of Human Services website for additional information as it becomes available. If you need help with food, contact the Minnesota Food HelpLine, 1-888-711-1151 or

SNAP benefits are for single people and for families with or without children. SNAP is county-run program that helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for sound nutrition and well-balanced meals. The program issues electronic food support benefits that can help stretch your household food budget. Eligibility Screening Tool website: This is merely a screening tool not an application for benefits. People must fill out an application with Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services to have eligibility determined.

Use ApplyMN for financial assistance on-line applications
University of Minnesota - Extension Health/Nutrition  SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed)
State of MN Courts Self Help Center 
State of MN Court Forms
University of Minnesota Extension Nutrition website: