The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, helps low-income people and families buy nutritious food at stores and farmers markets. Benefits are provided to eligible individuals through an EBT card, which works like a debit card at authorized food retailers. This USDA program was known previously as food stamps.

Who Qualifies?

You may be eligible for SNAP if your household income falls below a certain range. Check the chart below to see if you qualify.

Household Size Gross Monthly Income
1$1,719
2$2,324
3$2,928
4$3,535
5$4,140
6$4,744
7$5,351
8$5,956
Each additional member + $607

Questions or Need Help Applying?

You can apply for SNAP and other helpful programs through the Iowa Department of Human Services website. The SNAP hotline is here to help you with qualification and application questions. Call 855-944-3663 or email foodassistanceoutreach@iowafba.org.