Here you can find various government programs and non-profit agencies that can provide assistance . If you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity in Alabama, here are some resources and avenues to explore:
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What is SNAP?
SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Program which helps people buy the food needed for good health. SNAP benefits are deposited onto an electronic card (EBT) that is used like an ATM or bank card.
Where can I use SNAP?
You can use SNAP at most supermarkets, grocery stores, and even some farmers’ markets. SNAP can be used to buy any food except prepared hot foods. You can also buy seeds and plants that grow food.
How can I apply for SNAP?
To get SNAP, you will need to complete an application and provide proof of identification, residency, and income. You may also need to do a phone interview with a caseworker. To get started, select the “Learn More” button below.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who had a baby within the last six months, infants, and children under the age of five. One must meet income requirements and have a nutritional risk that proper nutrition could help to improve.
The Alabama WIC Program offers free communication assistance at each clinic location. See Free Communication Assistance for more information.
To see if you may qualify, you must:
- Meet income guidelines;
- Be a resident of Alabama; and
- Be seen by a health professional at the WIC clinic.
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