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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health.  SNAP provides electronic benefits that can be used like cash to buy food at any store that mentions the SNAP Program, has a Virginia EBT sign or has the Quest sign.

Each eligible household will receive a card that may be used like a bank debit card to purchase eligible food items from your account.

Applying for SNAP

To apply for SNAP benefits, fill out the online form at https://commonhelp.virginia.gov or pick up an application at the Prince George Social Services Department during normal business hours.

Eligibility and benefit amounts will be based on:

  • Your income;
  • The number of people in the unit;
  • Your resources; and
  • Certain household expenses.

In accordance with the Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.