The Food Assistance Outreach Team helps people eligible for SNAP (food stamps) enroll for benefits. Individuals and families with household incomes less than 130% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for SNAP benefits.
SNAP benefits are available based on eligibility guidelines for people with children and people who are elderly or have disabilities.
Benefits are also available to able-bodies and young adults (ages 18-50) who have no children. However, these individuals may be required to work at least 20 hours a week or participate in a mandatory work activity program and meet other work requirements in order to receive food stamp benefits. If adults without dependent children do not meet work requirements, they’re limited to three months of benefits in any 36 month period. These requirements may vary county to county within the state of Ohio.
These eligibility requirements and benefits could change upon passage of new federal funding decisions.
In the state of Ohio, the SNAP Program is called Food Assistance. The benefits are distributed on an EBT Card, called the Ohio Direction Card.
Click on the individual short videos below to hear directly from members of the Food Assistance Outreach Team to learn more about how to connect your customers to the services they provide in all 20 counties that Mid-Ohio Food Collective serves.