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Food Assistance Program
The Food Assistance program helps buy food for your family. It is designed to raise nutritional levels and assists in the well being of individuals in low income households.

Who can get Food Assistance?
Families and individuals can receive this benefit. Eligibility is based on factors such as family size, assets (checking & savings accounts, stocks and bonds etc) income, expenses and resources.

What can be bought with help from the food assistance program?
Food, as well as seeds and plants to grow food.

You cannot use your Ohio Direction Card to buy:
  • pet food
  • paper products
  • household goods such as cleaning supplies
  • food sold to be heated while you are still in the grocery store
  • alcohol, tobacco, vitamins and medicines

When you apply for Food Assistance you will need to bring some verifications with you to complete the application process. Typically the items include:
  • your original birth certificate
  • your original social security card
  • proof of age and citizenship
  • proof of any income you receive
  • proof of assets, such as bank account statements
  • proof of housing costs and address
  • proof of any child support benefits
  • proof of disability (if you claim it)

Apply for benefits online...