Food assistance programs available through the Department of Economic Security (DES) and its community partners increase food security and reduce hunger by providing children, low-income individuals, and seniors with access to nutritious food.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Find out how you can provide adequate nutrition for your family.
Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP)
Older adults may be able to apply for Nutrition Assistance benefits through a simplified application, interview and verification process.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Get emergency food and nutrition assistance.
Commodity Senior Food Program (CSFP)
If you are 60 years of age or older, you can improve your health with nutritious USDA foods and nutrition education.
Congregate and Home Delivered Meals
Get nutritious, home-delivered meals at home and help with other health problems.
Spend $1 on SNAP eligible food, get $1 to spend on fruits and vegetables at participating farmer's markets.
Senior Farmers Markets Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
Get vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables if you are 60 or older and are considered low-income.
WIC Farmers Markets Nutrition Program (FMNP)
If you are a WIC participant, you can get vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables.