SNAP

Food assistance in a “SNAP.”

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally-funded program that helps individuals and families with low income, disabilities, or public assistance receive financial support to purchase food.

SNAP Program

Our team is available to make applying for SNAP in Hawaii easy for you! Once qualified, SNAP benefits may be used to purchase our meals or receive fresh produce at your door.

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How it Works

Eligibility
To qualify for SNAP benefits, your household must meet the federally established income guidelines. Call us to find out if your household is eligible.
Applying
You can apply through Hawaii’s Department of Human Services online, by mail, or in person. We also have SNAP Outreach staff available to assist you with your application. Please call us for assistance.
Utilizing Your Benefits
SNAP benefits can be used to purchase unprepared food items at most grocery stores and farmers' markets. You can also use your SNAP benefits in Honolulu to purchase our meal and The Green Bag services.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I apply for SNAP?

If your household qualifies, you can use SNAP benefits to purchase healthy food and use the money you save to pay for other important expenses, such as housing, medical expenses, and transportation.

If I own a home or have a job, can I still get SNAP benefits?

Yes, even if you are employed or own a house, you can still qualify for SNAP.

If I accept SNAP benefits, will it impact my Social Security and Medicaid?

No, receiving SNAP benefits has no effect on your Social Security and Medicaid benefits.

If I’ve applied for SNAP and been denied before, can I get benefits now?

Yes, you can still qualify for SNAP if you were denied benefits in the past.

Is SNAP the same as Food Stamps and EBT?

Yes, SNAP replaces the program formerly known as Food Stamps and your benefits will be held on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card which is used liked a debit card.

This project has been funded at least in part with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S.D.A. nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.