Food Assistance Program
The Food Assistance Program (Food Stamp Program) provides supplemental assistance to help low-income individuals and families purchase food.
- Food Assistance benefits are based on household composition and income and resources of all household members. Benefits are issued through the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) System by using the QUEST card, which is similar to a debit card.
- Low-income people may apply for food assistance at the Garfield County Department of Human Services Applications are accepted in person, and by mail, in those instances when the applicant is unable to get to a nearby office. Applicants are required to complete application forms and interview, and will need proof of income and resources, citizenship status, social security number, shelter costs and information about work or school status.
- Food assistance may be used to purchase food for human consumption or seeds and plants to grow food for household use. Food assistance may not be used to purchase any non-food item or hot foods that are ready-to-eat or any food marketed to be heated in the store.
For more information on SNAP
Double Up Food Bucks program
The Double Up Food Bucks program expands the amount of fruits and vegetables recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) can purchase. A statewide partnership received a grant for the Double Up Food Bucks program.
For more information: Double Up Food Bucks program
USDA nondiscrimination statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. For the full nondiscrimination statement, please follow the link below.
De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.