Second Harvest Heartland
Forms Assistance - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Second Harvest Heartland East
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Program that helps people understand and successfully complete forms or documents that are required to receive benefits or services
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as Food Stamps, is a federally-funded program administered through the counties.
Second Harvest Heartland works with organizations in the community to raise awareness about the availability of SNAP benefits, including providing information for distribution to clients; assisting with SNAP screening and SNAP applications (with bilingual assistance); and post-application follow-up with counties.
- People with low income
SNAP eligibility depends on your household's income.
If you would like help with your application, please call Second Harvest Heartland at (651) 209-7693 to connect with a specialist for your county or fill out the online form.
No fees for help with the application or for the SNAP program.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Minnesota counties of: Anoka, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Chippewa, Chisago, Cottonwood, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Morrison, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pine, Pipestone, Ramsey, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Swift, Todd, Washington, Watonwan, Wright, and Yellow Medicine.
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This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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FT-1020Certificates/Forms Assistance Definition
Programs that help people obtain, complete and/or file official forms, certificates, documents, applications or other paperwork that is required to apply for benefits or services, initiate or respond to legal action or to officially handle or document the occurrence of a transaction; that help people acquire copies of official documents on file elsewhere; or that review legal documentation an individual has received to help explain its meaning.
NL-6000.2000Food Stamps/SNAP Definition
A federally-funded program administered locally by the county or the state that enables low-income and indigent households to obtain an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card similar to a bank debit card which can be used in most grocery stores to purchase food. Approved households are entitled to purchase a designated amount of food utilizing their cards based on net income and household size. Benefits are generally available in an EBT account within 30 days from the date an application was filed. Expedited food stamps are available within seven days for people who are in an emergency situation and whose income and spendable resources for that month are within specified limits.
YL-3300.4500Low Income Definition
Individuals or families whose annual income is between 150 and 200% of poverty level for their family size.
YL-3300.6500Poverty Level Definition
People whose annual income is within the federal poverty level guidelines which vary according to family size and are revised annually.