> Minnesota Food Support Program
The Food Support (Food Stamps) program is a county-run federal program that helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for sound nutrition and well-balanced meals. The program issues electronic food support benefits that can help stretch your household food budget.
General Program Requirements:
Food Support eligibility depends on your household??s income and assets. Households must have income at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty guideline. As long as you receive the Domestic Violence Information Brochure (PDF), your household will have an asset limit of $7,000. The brochure is available on this website or at your county office. Just tell your county worker that you have received the brochure. County human services agencies accept client applications, determine eligibility, and determine benefit levels in accordance with state and federal regulations. The Food Support program is available in all 87 Minnesota counties.
To apply for Food Support, contact your county human services agency.
You can find your county government??s web site on the State??s NorthStar web site.
You may also call the Food Support hotline at 1-651-431-4050 in the Twin Cities metro area or 1-800-657-3698 outside the metro area. For TTY service, call the Minnesota Relay at 711 or 1-800-627-3529.
Next, complete a Combined Application Form (CAF) and have an interview. The CAF is the application counties require you to complete to apply for food and cash assistance. When your benefits begin depends on the date the county receives the first page of the CAF. You can get a CAF from your local county office or from the DHS website. If you are not able to go to your county office for an interview due to hardship, you may request a phone interview.
Program Contact Information:
To learn more information about Minnesota Food Support, please visit:
You can also call the Food Support information line toll-free at: