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What is SNAP-Ed?

SNAP-Ed is the educational component of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP-Ed is an evidence-based program that helps people lead healthier lives. SNAP-Ed teaches low-income families or individuals — particularly those using or eligible for SNAP — about good nutrition and how to make their food dollars stretch further. SNAP-Ed participants also learn to be physically active. This website was created using content from Cooking is a SNAP, a practice-tested curriculum developed by University of Minnesota Extension.  

For more information on SNAP-Ed or the curriculum used to develop this website (i.e. Cooking is a SNAP), visit the University of Minnesota Extension main website.

Apply for SNAP benefits

SNAP, formerly known as "food stamps", helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for nutritious and well-balanced meals. This free program provides support to help stretch your household food budget. Learn more about the program, eligibility requirements and benefits on the Minnesota Department of Health website.

Apply for SNAP benefits

Minnesota WIC program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) is a nutrition and breastfeeding program that helps eligible pregnant, women, new mothers, babies, and young children.  WIC provides nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, nutritious foods, and referrals to health and other social services. 

The online application for WIC is available through the Minnesota Department of Health.

Apply for WIC benefits

Minnesota food shelf locations

Use the Hunger Solution Minnesota food shelf map to find a food shelf near you.

Minnesota food helpline

If you have questions about your food needs, contact the MN Food HelpLine online or call 1-888-711-1151.