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.
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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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. Individual 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.
File a program complaint of discrimination
- Complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027), 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 or to the U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
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!