Resources outside of the Foodbank for our clients and agencies.
Formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, SNAP is the cornerstone of the Nation’s nutrition safety net and an investment in our future. The SNAP program offers the opportunity for improved nutrition and progress toward economic self-sufficiency for participants. We urge individuals and families to take advantage of this program. It has been created to offer supplemental support for those who are struggling; the working poor, the unemployed, single parents, and the disabled. With even small amounts of SNAP aid, individuals then require less help from the Foodbank, so we can then serve more people. Every dollar spent on food from SNAP creates $1.84 of economic activity, employing people in agriculture, manufacturing, and retail.
Who Can Apply?
An individual or a family may be eligible for this nutrition program even if they own a home, live on the streets and don’t have a mailing address, or work full time. If you qualify, you will receive SNAP. The amount you receive on your EBT card each month depends on your income, your assets, and your family size.
How and Where Do I Apply for SNAP?
In the state of Virginia, you can complete a SNAP application online via the Virginia Department of Social Services website “Common Help” by clicking here.
Do you or someone you know need help applying for SNAP? Our Government Programs Coordinator can assist you in completing and submitting your application over the telephone. An appointment can be scheduled by calling 757-314-4565.
You may also fill out an application at your local Virginia Department of Social Services. Please see the list below for the VDSS location in your area.
Accomack Department of Social Services
22554 Center Parkway
Accawmacke Office Park
P. O. Box 210
Accomack, VA 23301
Chesapeake Department of Social Services
100 Outlaw Street
P.O. Box 15098
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Franklin City Department of Social Services
306 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 601
Franklin , VA 23851
Isle of Wight Department of Social Services
17100 Monument Circle, Suite A
Isle of Wight, VA 23397-0110
Norfolk Department of Human Services
741 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510-1506
Northampton County Department of Social Services
5265 The Hornes
P.O. Box 568
Eastville, VA 23347-0568
Portsmouth Department of Social Services
1701 High Street, Suite 101
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Suffolk Department of Social Services
Azeez Felder, Acting Director
135 Hall Avenue, Suite B
Suffolk, VA 23434
P.O. Box 1818
Suffolk, VA 23439
Southampton County Department of Social Services
26022 Administration Center Drive
P.O. Box 550
Courtland, VA 23837-0550
Sussex Department of Social Services
20103 Princeton Road
P.O. Box 1336
Sussex, VA 23884-1336
Virginia Beach Department of Human Services
3432 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Suite 342
Virginia Beach, VA 23452-4420
2-1-1 Connects Virginia is a statewide network of regional call centers whose mission is to provide easy access to health and human services available throughout Virginia.
By simply dialing 211 on your phone, you can learn about help that is available in your local area (you don’t need to enter your area code first.) An automated voice will then ask you to enter your zip code. You will then be routed to a person who will talk with you
about helpful services near you. They provide information about getting food, clothing, medical services, housing, employment opportunities, financial assistance, government services and more.
Learn more at www.211virginia.org
211 is for non-emergency situations. For emergencies that require police, fire fighters, or an ambulance, call 911.
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