We are now conducting SNAP application assistance! Call our SNAP Outreach team for an appointment! We will submit your paperwork for you and we promise to make the process easier and troubleshoot, if there’s a need.

Contact us or fill out the below form!

SNAP Helpline
(302) 444-8073

In tough economic times, now more than ever, families in Delaware are feeling the money crunch. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a governmental program that provides low-income families with funds on an Electronic Debit Transfer (EBT) card. These funds can be used to purchase healthy foods at participating grocery stores, department stores such as Wal-Mart, Target and Kmart, as well as an increased number of farmers’ markets. To find Delaware Farmers’ Markets that accept EBT cards, please click here.

SNAP/Food Stamps Application Assistance

Get Help Applying for Food Stamps (SNAP Benefits) The Food Bank of Delaware SNAP Outreach team provides application assistance to those interested in applying for benefits. We will determine your eligibility, do the application with you at a convenient and safe location, submit your documentation to social services, and let you know what to expect during the process moving forward. Please fill out the form below and a member of the SNAP Outreach team from the appropriate county should contact you within 2 business days. Asterisk indicates required fields.

By reaching out to potentially eligible citizens in the state of Delaware, we can put “healthy food within reach” of people who need it but may not be able to afford it. This gives recipients more purchasing power over what foods they buy and will provide a more nutritious diet. In addition, recipients will be able to direct their budget to other essential bills such as rent, mortgage, heat, electric and water.

An increased SNAP participation rate also stimulates the local economy.  Every $5 in SNAP benefits spent creates a $9 economic impact in the community.  In 2012, $223 Million dollars of SNAP benefits were distributed to Delawareans, generating a positive impact of up to $399 million dollars to the local economy!

Eligibility is based on household size, monthly gross income level and income expenses. If your income level is lower than the levels below, then you are probably eligible and we highly encourage you to apply for benefits.

Think you may be eligible? Click here to apply or apply in person at your local State Service Center or contact the Food Bank’s SNAP Outreach Hotline.

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The SNAP Outreach team will be out in the community giving informational presentations about the benefits of applying for and/or receiving SNAP benefits.

Working with our community partners is instrumental to our program outreach and success.  If you would like more information about becoming a host site for outreach, please contact Dan Jackson at (302) 292-1305 ext 261 or djackson@fbd.org or Crystal Ruiz (Kent and Sussex Counties) at (302) 424-3301 ext 109 or cruiz@fbd.org

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax:
(202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.