Also known as SNAP, EBT and food stamps
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need. Benefits are provided on a debit card (EBT) and are accepted at most grocery stores and some farmer's markets. SNAP is an important resource for families to obtain healthy, affordable foods. Unfortunately, the program is underutilized in Vermont, so the Vermont Foodbank is helping to increase participation in this federal nutrition program.
Some Facts About 3SquaresVT
- One in six Vermonters received SNAP benefits in 2013.
- There are enough SNAP benefits for everyone who needs them, so, if you qualify, you are not taking benefits away from anyone else.
- SNAP benefits bring federal tax dollars into Vermont and can help provide jobs and stimulate the economy.
- The Vermont Foodbank has a 3SquaresVT outreach manager who will complete the 3SquaresVT application with you.
- Most families who qualify for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) or CSFP also qualify for 3SquaresVT.
- Benefits add up. Although it may not seem like a lot at first, a monthly benefit of $16 adds up to $192 per year. In addition, SNAP qualifies most households for telephone assistance, deferment of federal student loans and free school meals for children.
- Most people only need to see a Department of Human Services representative once per year to remain eligible for the program.
Are you eligible for 3SquaresVT?
To receive SNAP benefits, you need to meet certain income and other guidelines.
||Monthly Gross Income Limit* |
For each additional person, add $620.
*These limits are valid until September 30, 2014.
Apply for Benefits
For more information, please fill out the form below or you can reach Sally Ingraham, Vermont Foodbank's 3SquaresVT Outreach Manager, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 802-477-4136. You can also apply for 3SquaresVT at yourlocal DCF Office.