Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Outreach

In response to low Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participation, the Minnesota Department of Human Services established a statewide outreach network.

More than 400 agencies and individuals that serve people in need have formed self-sustaining and voluntary initiatives to promote SNAP outreach.

SNAP applicants

To find the nearest SNAP outreach partner near you, or for help applying for nutrition assistance and completing the Combined Application Form (PDF), please contact the Minnesota Food HelpLine, 1-888-711-1151.

To apply for SNAP:
SNAP Application

One-Page Senior Application (PDF)

Questions about SNAP?
SNAP Questions and Answers (PDF)

Learn more about SNAP and other assistance programs by visiting the SNAP information page.

Outreach partners

Outreach initiative goals:

  • Educating the community about the purpose and use of SNAP
  • Dispelling the myths associated with SNAP
  • Increasing access to information and application assistance of the program
  • Increasing participation, especially among elderly and low-income Minnesotans
  • The following outreach materials are available online:

    (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these materials.)

    Screening Tools:

    Family and Single Screening Tool
    English (PDF)

    Spanish (PDF)

    Russian (PDF)

    Somali (PDF)

    Hmong (PDF)

    Free SNAP Outreach materials are also available from Hunger Solutions MN, or order SNAP Outreach materials through Minnesota Food Helpline.

    Contact:

    If you are interested in becoming a community partner, contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services by calling the DHS Information Desk at (651) 431-2000 or your preferred relay service. Send e-mail to: DHS.Info@state.mn.us. By mail, send correspondence to: Minnesota Department of Human Services, PO Box 64962, Saint Paul, MN 55164-0962.

    In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

    To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-A, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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