If you are struggling to afford the cost of your family’s groceries, you may qualify for food assistance benefits. Food stamps, also referred to as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provides monetary benefits that low-income households can use towards the purchase of nutritious foods. In most states, these benefits are loaded onto an EBT card. This card is used at the cash register similarly to a debit card, and it can help you buy approved food items. Learn more about the Food Stamps program, including its requirements, benefit amounts for different states, and what you need to know about the application process by downloading our guide for free.