Food Assistance Program 

The Food Assistance Program provides a basic level of nutritional well being for eligible low-income families and individuals.


Am I Eligible?

If you want to find out if you could be eligible:


The Application Process 

To start the application process and establish your application date for the Food Assistance Program, you must fill out the application and return it to a local food assistance office.  


How Do I Apply?

There are several ways to get an application form. 

  • Pick it up at a local Human Services office, or 
  • Call the local office and ask the worker to mail it to you, or 
  • Ask the worker if there are other places where you can pick up the form,
  • Print the form from the PEAK Inquiry web page.

Fill out the application as completely as you can. Be sure that your name, address, and Social Security number are listed and that you have signed the application. Let us know  if you need help completing the application and a worker will assist you. 



The Interview

When you are ready to turn in your application, you will need to make an appointment for an interview with a Food Assistance Technician. Your interview may be in person at the office, or by telephone—depending on your situation.

Once your interview is completed and all required verification received, your worker will process your application.

You will receive a notice in the mail about your eligibility.

Not Eligible?

If you are not eligible for food benefits, and you feel you have been denied in error, you may request a local County Conference or a State Fair Hearing. 

Most questions about your application can be answered by contacting the eligibility worker or the supervisor for an explanation.

Information regarding your rights is included in the notice mailed to you.