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Need help with your grocery bill?
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.

How Does It Work?

  • You can apply for SNAP benefits online via NH Easy
  • You can get help completing your application online by calling at 603-669-9725 ext. 1147 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 SNAP Outreach line at 603-669-9725 ext. 1147.

SNAP dollars are also accepted at many NH farmer’s markets and retail stores through Granite State Market Match and Double Up Food Bucks. Some farmer markets and stores will even match your SNAP Dollars!

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

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