Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food support, is an electronic benefit used like money to buy food. SNAP benefits are for qualifying single people and families with or without children. The benefit amount is based on income and certain expenses and the number of people in the household. Applications are available by contacting:
Anoka County Government Center - For adults with no children under the age of 18, or children that are 18 and full-time high school students call 763-422-7200.
For calls outside of the Metro Areacall 1-844-774-3455.
Anoka County Human Service Center - For families with children under the age of 18, or children that are 18 and full-time high school students call 763-422-7200.
For calls outside of the Metro Area call 1-844-774-3455.
You can also access an application through ApplyMN or print out and complete the Combined Application Form (CAF) (PDF).
SNAP requires an interview which can be completed over the phone or in-person.
Public Notification of USDA's Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20520-9410