SNAP Food Assistance Program

Help Paying For Food

Healthy food and nutrition are necessary to maintain good health and remain independent. Healthy eating can also increase strength and help with resistance to illness.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, SNAP, helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need to stay healthy. SNAP is easy to use. Once you meet the program guidelines and are enrolled in the program you will get a special debit card (called an EBT Card). The EBT card comes with a certain amount of money already on it to pay for food. You buy your groceries using the card and the cost is taken out of the total amount on the card. More money is put on your EBT card monthly. The amount of money you get on the card may depend on three things:

  • Household income from all sources (earned and unearned) such as money you get from a job, Social Security, SSI, or interest
  • The number of people that live in your household
  • Where you live

Ready to learn more? Call us at 617-292-6211 to discuss how we can help you apply for SNAP benefits and provide more information.