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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP (formerly called food stamps) is a government program that helps low-income people buy food. 

How to apply for SNAP

  • Option 1: If you live in Philadelphia, Bucks, or Chester counties, fill out a pre-screening form. You will receive a call to complete an application.


  • Option 2: If you live in Philadelphia, call BenePhilly at 833-373-5868.

  • Option 3: Apply online on the Pennsylvania COMPASS website.


  • Option 4: Fill out the paper application.
    Mail or fax your application to your local county assistance office.
    Call 877-395-8930 (statewide) or 215-560-7226 (Philadelphia) to request a paper application, or print out the application by clicking below. 

Page last updated: 06/12/2024
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