Apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help buy healthy food for you and your family when money is tight.

Average Time of Transaction 60 Minutes


Notice: To help stop the spread of COVID-19, many local department of social services and SNAP Centers locations are consolidating their hours until further notice. We are asking New Yorkers to do everything they can through myBenefits.ny.gov. Please call your local district or visit their website to check their operating hours.

What is SNAP?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. SNAP helps low-income working people, senior citizens, the disabled and others feed their families.

What can I purchase with SNAP?

Food for your household to eat, such as:

  • breads and cereals
  • fruits and vegetables
  • meats, fish and