Food & Nutrition
Alabama Food Assistance Program
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In your state, the average household that includes an older adult gets


in SNAP benefits. You could get more or less depending on your income and household size.

This program gives you a special debit card with money on it to help you and your family buy food. The program adds money to your card every month. The amount of money you get depends on three things:

  • Money you get from a job or a federal program like Social Security
  • How many people live with you
  • Where you live

You can use the card at most grocery stores, certain senior centers, and some meal delivery services such as Meals on Wheels. 

How do I apply?

To apply, you can complete the online application. You may also print and fill out the application form and mail it to your local office. Call your state hotline at 334-242-0143 (or 1-800-382-0499 outside Montgomery) to see if you can apply by phone.

Frequently Asked Questions

See What Key Benefits Programs You May Qualify For

BenefitsCheckUp can help you assess whether you can get help from programs before you apply. Answer questions anonymously to find out if you may be eligible for key benefits programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy (LIS) - Extra Help, among others. 

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