3SquaresVT is a great way to boost your monthly food budget and everyone can apply! If you’re a college student, over 60 years old, working, unemployed, or getting WIC, disability, or other benefits, you may still be eligible for 3SquaresVT. 3SquaresVT benefits can give you the flexibility to buy the types of food you want and need.

Photo of a woman and child cooking together. 3SquaresVt can help you boost your food budget.
Photo of a woman and child cooking together. 3SquaresVt can help you boost your food budget.

3SquaresVT is Vermont’s name for the federal food assistance program called SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). 3SquaresVT benefits are accepted at grocery stores, convenience stores, and many farmers markets. Benefits are distributed on an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card, which works just like a debit card.

Did you know?

  • There are enough 3SquaresVT benefits for everyone who qualifies, so you would not be taking benefits away from anyone else.
  • You have paid into this program with your tax dollars!
  • 3SquaresVT benefits bring federal tax dollars into our state. When you spend your benefits in Vermont you are contributing to the local economy.
  • If you get WIC (Women, Infants and Children) or CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program), you are also likely eligible for 3SquaresVT.
  • Our 3SquaresVT team can answer your questions and help you fill out an application.

Are you eligible for 3SquaresVT?

To receive 3SquaresVT benefits, you need to meet certain income and other guidelines. If your household earns less than the Gross Monthly Income (income before taxes or Medicare premium has been taken out) listed below, then you are likely eligible for benefits. Have questions? Our team is here to help.

Gross Monthly Income Limit, Based on Household Size*

Household Size Gross Monthly Income Limit
1 Person $2,248
2 People $3,041
3 People $3,833
4 People $4,625
5 People $5,418
6 People $6,210
7 People $7,003

For each additional person, add $793.

If your household earns more than the Gross Monthly Income limits listed above, you still may be eligible if you received the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) last year or are over 60 years old or getting disability benefits.


* These limits increase every October

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Ready to Apply?

If you prefer to apply yourself, you can find the general online application for 3SquaresVT on the State of Vermont's website. Or, print and mail in a paper application.

Are you an adult over 60 or a person living with a disability? If so, and you have no source of earned income (from a job or self-employment), Vermont now offers a simplified application process for you! It’s called 3SquaresVT in a SNAP. You can find the paper application to print out here . You can still use the general online application if you prefer.

You can also apply for 3SquaresVT in person at your local district office.

We're Here to Help!

Photo of a woman emptying a container of blueberries into a box on a farm. 3SquaresVT benefits are accepted at many farmers' markets in VT.

If you would like more information about 3SquaresVT or help applying, we can answer questions, help you fill out the application over the phone, and support you through the process. Please fill out the inquiry form and a member of our friendly Vermont Foodbank 3SquaresVT team will reach out to you as soon as possible. You can also reach our team by emailing 3SVT@vtfoodbank.org or calling 1-855-855-6181.

Free communication services are also available. Just ask us using the contact information above.

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Photo of a woman and child cooking together. 3SquaresVt can help you boost your food budget.

I receive 3SquaresVT and I am thankful that this program exists because it helps put food on my table. I can purchase my own food and feel comfortable doing so. I never have to worry if I will have enough food for my family.”

~ Shaline