SNAP (Food Support)

Purpose
The SNAP (Food Support) program is a county-run, federal program that helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for sound nutrition and well-balanced meals. The program issues electronic SNAP benefits that can help stretch your food budget. It is not intended to meet all of your food budget needs.

The amount of SNAP benefits your household can get is based on the income, expenses and the number of people in your household.

Applications
  • Apply in-person. Applications can be provided and submitted Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interviews for SNAP can also be conducted as a scheduled interview over the telephone. 
  • Apply online: ApplyMN is a simple, secure Web application that connects you with state and county services to help meet your and your family's basic needs. 
  • Print an application and mail to or drop off our office at 204 Laurel St., Brainerd, MN 56401.
If you have questions you may contact Crow Wing County Community Services at 218-824-1250 or toll free at 888-772-8212. 
 
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the  Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”