Food Assistance Program

The Food Assistance Program is designed to raise nutritional levels, to expand buying power, and to safeguard the health and well-being of individuals in low income households in Ohio.

Eligibility (Click Here for Fact Sheet)

A household may consist of an individual or a group of individuals who live together and usually purchase, prepare and eat their food together.

A person may qualify for benefits if the household's gross monthly income (before taxes) is within 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. Food Assistance Program benefits can be used to buy most food or food products intended for human consumption.

You can file an application:

  • in person at our agency during regular business hours
  • by mailing in a completed application
  • by faxing a completed application
  • apply on-line at

Food Assistance Application

What to bring to your appointment:

  • Proof of the last 30 days of income for everyone in your home to include pay stubs, child support, SSI, Social Security, etc.
  • Identification
  • Social Security Cards
  • Verification of household costs such as rent, utilities, mortgage payments

Employment Verification Form

We are required to determine eligibility within 30 days of your application.