Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Basics

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a program that helps you pay for food. In Minnesota, this program used to be called Food Support and Food Stamps.

The program does not use Food Stamps anymore. Instead, you get a plastic card called an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. The EBT card looks and works like a debit card. Minnesota puts money on the EBT card each month. You use the card to pay for food, just the way you would use a debit card.

Learn how Minnesota benefits can help you get ahead when you work by watching the short video below.


Learn more