Well over 900,000 people live below the federal poverty line in Missouri. These individuals and families must often choose between buying food or paying for other basic needs like housing, heating, or healthcare. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) can help these families afford to buy nutritious food and allow them to use their financial resources for other necessities.
SNAP is the largest government nutrition assistance program, and research has shown that participating in SNAP plays a critical role not only in fighting hunger but also in improving the diet and health of participants.
CCSOMO assists individuals and families to determine their eligibility and apply for the SNAP program benefits.
We screen for eligibility, assist in completing SNAP applications, and provide education and resources about the application process. We serve as the point of contact when additional information is needed or an individual must reapply to renew benefits.
Do I qualify for SNAP?
You may qualify if your income and other resources are under certain limits. New changes to the food stamp program have increased the maximum income limits, allowed a higher utility deduction, and have eliminated some assets from the calculation. You can have a car, a house, and/or some savings and still be eligible. If you are undocumented, and have children who are US citizens, you can apply for food stamps on their behalf
|Household size||Gross monthly income for All Household Members||Maximum Food Stamp Benefit|
|For each additional Member Add||+$451||+$146|
To receive help in applying for the SNAP program, please complete and submit the following contact form. CCSOMO’s SNAP coordinator will contact you to begin the application process.
Submit Contact Info Here