All of USDA’s programs, including SNAP, WIC, and the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, have flexibilities and contingencies built-in to allow us to respond to on-the-ground realities and take action as directed by Congress.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – Formally known as the Food Stamp Program, SNAP provides food benefits, access to a healthy diet, and education on food preparation and nutrition. Benefits are provided on an electronic card (used like an ATM card) and can be used to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores.
To apply, follow this link to go to the Arizona state eligibility portal for SNAP and other benefits:healthearizonaplus.gov.
You can also call their toll-free phone number Mon-Fri 7am-5pm: 1 (855) 432-7587.
If you need help with the application process, you can visithealthearizonaplus.gov, scroll down to Community Assistor, and click on Get Started. Enter your ZIP code to locate community assisters near you that can help you with the application process. Contact the community assistor’s office by telephone. In-person services may be unavailable or limited in manners that support social distancing.
Participants can receive an emergency food package for their household at least once a month by visiting their local food pantry. The food inside these packages does not require refrigeration.
A nutritious, hot meal is provided at least once a day at a nutrition site, soup kitchen, senior center, or other group setting.
To apply, visit yourlocal distribution site. Bring photo ID or a document that reflects your current address. If you are experiencing homelessness, please be sure to know the cross-streets or location where you stay at night.
Food and Meals for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities