The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The USDA works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. The USDA also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.

In Ohio, SNAP is accessed by clients through the Ohio Direction Card. Eligible individuals must be interviewed by their local Department of Jobs and Family Services, and individuals ages 18-59 without dependents and who are not disabled are required to work.

For questions about SNAP, please visit our Client Resources page or contact Colleen Benson, Senior Manager, Development and Program Services, at