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Frequently Asked Questions

If you are an owner or an employee of a retail food store or farmers’ market, many of the answers to your question may be found on our website.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is a federal program that provides nutrition benefits to low-income individuals and families that are used at stores to purchase food. The program is administered by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) through its nationwide network of FNS field offices. Local FNS field offices are responsible for the licensing and monitoring of retail food stores participating in SNAP.

We do not have access to retailer or individual applications and cannot process retailer or individual applications.


Find answers to questions about SNAP benefits, stores, and Farmers' Markets. If you can't find the answer, please select "submit a question" tab on the answers page, and we will respond as soon as possible. Please include your state information in the question. For your own protection, personal information such as social security numbers, case numbers, birthdays, etc., should not be sent in an e-mail message.

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Page updated: September 11, 2023