Food Support

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The Food Support Program is a county-run, federal program that helps Minnesotans with low income get the food they need for sound nutrition and well-balanced meals.  The program issues electronic food support benefits that can help stretch your food budget.  For more information, view the Minnesota Department of Human Services Food Support Brochure (PDF).


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income people with their food costs.

 Food  Support Program - SNAP 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identify and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), 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.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

1. mail:
    Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
    1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
    Alexandria, VA 22314; or

2. fax: 
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442

3. email:

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


You may visit the Minnesota Department of Human Service’s electronic document website for any forms you may need.

Bridges to Benefits

Bridges to Benefits is a multi-state project by Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits. 


To see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs, use the Eligibility Screening Tool on the Bridges to Benefits website. You will be asked a few simple questions but you will not be asked for information that identifies you. It’s easy, confidential and free!

Combined Six-Month Report (PDF)

SNAP App for Your Mobile Device (PDF)