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SNAP (Food Stamps)

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SNAP (food stamps)

Putting Healthy Food Within Reach

Formerly known as food stamps, SNAP helps put food on the table for thousands in Chester County each month by providing money on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card for food purchases.

In addition to support from a local food cupboard, you may also be eligible for SNAP (Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program). Those who are SNAP eligible receive an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) ACCESS Card to make food purchases. 


Interested in SNAP? We Can Help.

Contact us at 610-873-6000 or email and we can help you apply.

Please email this information or have on hand when calling (do not email social security numbers)

Our Fresh2You Mobile Market is a SNAP retailer and offers matching dollars in the form of Veggie Bucks for customers shopping with SNAP and WIC/Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks.


SNAP Income Guidelines

The SNAP income guidelines are adjusted annually and valid October 1 – September 30. This year (2022-2023), in addition to the usual annual adjustment, the Department of Human Services (DHS) increased SNAP Income Guidelines to 200% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines for all households. This change means that individuals previously denied due to their income may now be eligible for SNAP benefits. In addition, the SNAP Maximum amounts will also be increasing for October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023. See the chart below for the new income guidelines and maximum benefit amounts. Your eligibility depends on your gross income (before taxes), net income (gross minus deductions), and assets (savings or bank funds). These numbers may differ if you live a senior (60+) or someone with a disability. Work requirements also apply.

While the income guidelines previously distinguished between two separate types of households, those with elderly or disabled members and those without, all households will now have the same income guidelines, regardless of household makeup. While the income guidelines are changing, households will still need to meet all other SNAP eligibility in order to receive benefits. It is possible that some families of three or more members with high incomes and low expenses might not qualify for benefits, even if their income is under the limits.

Contact us at 610-873-6000 or email and we can help you apply.

Resources Beyond Food

It takes more than food to fight hunger. Issues such as employment, health, housing/utilities, and transportation are just as important. To find the life stabilization resources that can best help you view the Chester County Community Resource Guide.

You can also call 2-1-1 or visit 2-1-1, a regional social services hotline, to find human and social service resources in your neighborhood. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-964-7922 seven days a week from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm to be connected to a 2-1-1 SEPA Information and Referral Specialist. Calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in over 140 languages.

Find more community resources here.