The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly the food stamp program, provides extra funds to low-income families to buy groceries. The funds come on the Link Card which looks and swipes like a debit card at most grocery and convenience stores. In the United States, over 45 million people are receiving benefits and just over 2 million of them live in Illinois. People who receive SNAP can still visit their local food pantry, soup kitchen, or get other food assistance.
If you have any questions about the SNAP program, reach out to a member of Northern Illinois Food Bank’s SNAP Outreach Team! Call us toll-free at 844-600-SNAP (7627) or email SNAP@northernilfoodbank.org, or fill out this contact form