Food Assistance

In Ohio, food stamp coupons are no longer used. Benefits are issued through an electronic debit card. This card may be used at participating retail stores to purchase food. See the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services resource more information.

In order to qualify for the Food Assistance Program, households must meet several program specific requirements including resource and income limits. All able-bodied adults are also required to participate in work program activities.

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Bring the Following to Appointment

When applying for benefits, help prevent delays in the approval process by bringing the following to your appointment:

  • Identification such as:
    • Driver's license
    • Social security card
    • Birth certificate
    • Current mortgage or rent verification
    • Current utility bills
    • Verification of the last 30 days of income

FNS Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
     U.S. Department of Agriculture
     Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
     1400 Independence Avenue, SW
     Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
     (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.