FEDERALLY FUNDED NUTRITION PROGRAMS
WHAT ARE SNAP AND WIC?
SNAP and WIC are two different public health and nutrition programs funded by the federal government. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also commonly known as food stamps) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) assist low-income families and their children in purchasing healthy foods through an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card or a WIC check.
NEED HELP WITH YOUR APPLICATION?
Call the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas at (870) 499-7565. Our staff will help answer questions about eligibility.
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
HELPING FAMILIES BUY NUTRITIOUS FOOD
The Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families put food on their table. These benefits are distributed monthly onto an EBT card which is used to purchase nutritious food items at grocery stores, convenience stores, farmers markets, and co-op food programs.
For eligibility requirements click the link below or call your DHS County Office to see if you qualify for SNAP benefits.
WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN
THE FOUNDATION FOR HEALTHY FAMILIES
Since 1974, WIC has provided supplemental foods, healthcare referrals, nutrition education, and breastfeeding promotion and support to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. WIC is effective in improving the health of pregnant women, new mothers, and their infants.
For eligibility requirements click the link below or call you County Health Department to see if you qualify for WIC benefits.
HOW TO APPLY