The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. SNAP helps low-income working people, senior citizens, the disabled and others feed their families. Eligibility and benefit levels are based on household size, income and other factors.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis od race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. FNS 113-1, USDA.

Operating Update 

The Erie County Department of Social Services SNAP Call Center is committed to assisting you and your family with your nutritional needs during this uncertain time. Please be assured that we are...

Beginning October 1, 2020, the maximum SNAP benefit amounts per household size have increased. The newly increased maximum monthly SNAP benefit amounts by household size are listed below:

Maximum Monthly SNAP...

OTDA advises of delay of some January SNAP maximum supplemental benefits

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is advising those in our local community that a production issue taking place last weekend (...

SNAP-Ed series offers free nutrition-budgeting courses through spring season


Free nutrition classes, titled, "Save Time. Save Money. Eat Healthy." are available to anyone who is interested, taking...

The Erie County Department of Social Services announces and reminds its residents about local Employment and Training Services Resources, including ACCES-VR (Adults Career and Continuing Education Services Vocational...