Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Food Assistance Programs

There are many programs to help people with their food needs, such as emergency food help, SNAP (formerly called Food Support or Food Stamps) and the Minnesota Food Assistance programs.

Information for people needing food assistance has moved

As part of the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ website redesign, information about meeting immediate food needs and programs like SNAP has moved. Please visit the new Food and nutrition assistance web pages located on the Minnesota Department of Human Services website at, under the People We Serve tabbed section. Update your bookmarks/favorites if necessary.

Information for food assistance partner organizations

Many organizations work with the department to expand outreach efforts to people who might be eligible for food assistance programs. Learn more about the:

  • Partners doing SNAP outreach
  • Nutritious Food Coalition, a network of public-private partnership
  • Data on food assistance programs in Minnesota

    Several reports provide information about SNAP caseloads and program participation.

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