SNAP Center

What is SNAP?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as EBT, helps ensure all Minnesotans get the food they need for nutritious and well-balanced meals. Through a monthly stipend that can be used for food, SNAP helps your household budget go further.

If you are approved for SNAP, you can use your benefits at many grocery stores, farmers markets and senior dining sites. 

1 in 8 people in the US get support from SNAP.  In Minnesota, the average household receives about $200/month. For homes with kids, the average is over $330/month.

Use the following tools to:

  • Find out if you may be eligible
  • Estimate your monthly benefits
  • Start your application!

We, and several other community organizations, are here to help you answer any questions, or to help you apply! 

Are You Eligible?

Check Eligibility / Estimate Benefits 

Online Screener

Answer a few questions to see if you’re eligible. Available in

  • English
  • Español
  • Kreyòl Ayisyen

Text Message

Text “Food” to 74544 to find out how much you could save by seeing if you qualify, with help from non-profit MRelief. 

Apply for Benefits 

Start your Application

Apply Online

Submit your application for Minnesota benefits in 20 minutes or less.

Download Application

Form DHS-5223 – Download the combined application, complete and submit the application to your local agency. 

Get Help with Enrollment

Apply with help from a SNAP specialist – MNFoodHelper 

Get one-on-one help with your SNAP application.

Contact a SNAP Coordinator – Mower County

SNAP provides direct monetary support for you and your family to buy food. Call or visit their office to fill out the application, and see if you are eligible for the program.
Address: 201 1st St NE Suite 18, Austin, MN 55912
Hours: Tues – Fri  8:00AM – 4:30PM
Phone: (507) 437-9701

Contact a Coordinator – Hometown Food Security Project

The coalition brings together businesses, community organizations and nonprofits to ensure no one goes hungry in Mower County.
Address: Hometown Food Security Project  |  318 Main St N.  Austin, MN 55912

Hometown Food Security Project

Hometown Food Security Project
318 Main St N.
Austin, MN 55912

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