Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The SNAP program is a county run, federally funded program administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture that helps Minnesotans with low income get the food that's needed for sound nutrition and well-balanced meals. The program issues electronic food benefits that can be used to purchase allowable food items from participating grocers.
Minnesota Food Assistance Program
The Minnesota Food Assistance Program (MFAP) was created by the Minnesota Legislature in response to federal law changes, which made certain non-citizens ineligible for federally funded Food Support. MFAP uses state funds to replace the benefits lost when federal Food Support eligibility ends.
MFAP is only available to non-citizens 50 years of age or older. Apply for MFAP as you would for SNAP at your county offices.