In response to COVID-19, the federal government has expanded access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for college students. The federal government has also increased the amount of SNAP benefits those eligible can receive. Right now, because of the pandemic, everyone who qualifies for SNAP gets the maximum amount for their household size.
SNAP helps families and individuals make sure they get the food they need. It can be used like cash to buy fruits, vegetables, cereal, bread, meat, fish, dairy products, and more.
SNAP is an entitlement program, which means that every single person eligible for the program will get benefits. However, to be eligible for SNAP, students must also meet additional SNAP rules and income eligibility criteria.
Detailed information about SNAP eligibility and personalized assistance with the online application can be found at MNFoodHelper.