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 4/13/20

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...

SNAP Recertification Dates Extended

If you are scheduled to recertify for SNAP or TA benefits between now and the end of June 2020, your recertification date has been extended out by six months.

Your benefits WILL END if you do not...

Pandemic-EBT benefit announced

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 authorized the payment of P-EBT food benefits to households with children who would have received free or reduced-price school meals under the National School...