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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is a federal program administered by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) through a nationwide network of field offices. SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of low-income individuals and families.

In New Hampshire, you will notice the program referred to as the Food Stamp Program, SNAP, or even EBT, which stands for Electronic Benefits Transfer. In 2008, the federal Food Stamp Program was officially renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). An EBT card, much like a debit card, is what someone utilizing SNAP (Food Stamps) uses to purchase food at the grocery store and are now accepted at some farmers markets.

Important Announcement About SNAP Benefits

January 26, 2023: The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announces that, as the result of federal legislation, the federal Emergency Allotment of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will end in February 2023. Beginning in March 2023, the SNAP benefit allotment will revert to the household’s pre-pandemic dollar amount.

Read the full announcement from NH DHHS

How Does It Work?

  • You can apply for SNAP benefits online via NH Easy
  • You can get help completing your application online by calling 1-877-347-SNAP (1-877-347-7627) or emailing
  • Don’t miss your interview appointment!
  • Gather the proofs that DHHS has required in order to have a complete application.
  • Send in the proofs. They can be uploaded on NH Easy, dropped off at district offices, mailed or faxed.
  • Don’t be late! Provide proofs for applications and re-certifications on-time or you could loose your benefits and need to re-apply.

Need Help Applying for SNAP?

For help applying or to get your questions answered, please call the NH Food Bank’s SNAP Outreach line at 1-877-347-SNAP (1-877-347-7627).

For questions about your current SNAP case, call the NH Department of Health and Human Services at 1-844-275-3447.

*SNAP is a federal program of the USDA and administered by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services