Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) is an income-based eligibility program and is intended to supplement the food budget of eligible households. Each month, the SNAP benefit amount is credited to the case Electronic Benefit Transfer card. This card is used as a debit card at participating grocery stores. 


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Application for SNAP can be made online at or at our office.

Capital Region Eat Smart New York Program
Eat Smart New York (ESNY) Nutrition Education is FREE to all individuals who qualify for and/or receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). ESNY provides nutrition education materials and sponsors education events and classes in local communities on a variety of nutrition topics like: healthy eating on a budget, smart shopping for vegetables and fruit, healthy meal planning, basic cooking and food safety skills, weight control and physical activity. For more information please visit