SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.Nearly 1 million Arizonans are enrolled in SNAP. SNAP helps limited-income individuals and families expand their budgets to purchase food. SNAP can be used to buy foods like fruits, vegetables, and meats at grocery stores, convenience stores, as well as farmers’ markets. It can also be used to purchase seeds and plants that produce food.
WHEAT works in partnership with the Arizona Department of Economic Security and Wildfire (formerly Arizona Community Action Association) to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits.
WHEAT has sites at 58 locations around Arizona where individuals and families can find out if they are eligible for SNAP, renew current benefits and apply for new SNAP benefits. Most sites are full service and offer application assistance, as well as computers to apply without assistance.
This project has been funded, at least in part, with Federal funds from the USDA.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.