Alabama Food Assistance

Who we are

The Food Assistance Division administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Alabama.  The Food Assistance Program's purpose is to end hunger and improve nutrition by providing monthly benefits to eligible low income households to help them buy the food they need for good health.

How to apply

There are several ways to apply for food assistance. To apply for food assistance benefits online, you can apply via MyDHR or MyAlabama. Before you can complete the application online, you must first register for an account. Your completed application will be sent to the DHR office in the county where you live. You may also fax, mail, or bring the signed application to your County DHR office for processing. Click  here  to find the Food Assistance office nearest you.

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Learn more

This program is designed to raise the nutritional level of low income households. It enables low-income families to buy nutritious food through Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. If you have already applied or are receiving food assistance, you can sign up for an account in on MyDHR or MyAlabama to access your case information, complete your recertification for benefits, and manage your benefits including reporting changes and completing your six month report. 

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