Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Food Assistance

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food support, is an electronic benefit used like money to buy food. SNAP benefits are for qualifying single people and families with or without children. The benefit amount is based on income and certain expenses and the number of people in the household. Applications are available by calling:

  • In the Metro 763-422-7200.
  • For calls outside of the Metro Area call 1-844-774-3455.

The Economic Assistance lobby:

The Economic Assistance lobby is located on the 4th floor in the Blaine Human Service Center. Our lobby hours are 8:15 am to 4;:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Please note: we now have a scheduled appointment intake and interview system.

  • Apply Online
    • Apply online at MNBenefits.
    • Available to new applicants as well as those with active cases interested in applying for additional programs.
  • Paper Applications
    • Call the EZ Info line at 763-422-7200 to request an application by mail or fax.
    • Print online at eDocs Online
    • Fax, mail, or drop off the paper application. Drop off locations are listed on the Economic Assistance page.
  • Application saved to your computer

All Financial Assistance intake interviews will take place over the phone, rather than in-person. After an application is submitted and assigned, your assigned worker will call you for your phone interview. The worker will call the phone number listed on the application. The phone number of the worker will show as 763-422-7200 on caller ID.

For more information, go to the Department of Human Services website.

Did you know you can use your EBT card to shop for groceries online?

Click on the link to the right to see the flyer.            Online Shopping Flyer

Public Notification of USDA’s Non-Discrimination Statement

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.

To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) online and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
              Washington, D.C. 20520-9410

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) Email Program Intake

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

View this printer-friendly version of this non-discrimination statement.