SNAP Application Assistance


SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program, is the nation’s largest federal nutritional assistance program. It assists single people and families with little or no income to buy food. As part of our SNAP Outreach Program, we provide assistance applying for the program.

Fill out the request form below if you would like assistance filling out the SNAP application.


*Do you participate in our Community Referral Program?

About SNAP
In North Dakota, 73% of households receiving SNAP have income below the poverty line (about $31,000 for a family of four in 2014), and 32% of households are in deep poverty, with income below 50% of the poverty line. Many households still struggle to put food on the table:
• 7.8% of households struggle to afford a nutritionally adequate diet. 
• 2.4% of the labor force was unemployed in January 2015. 
• 9.9% of the population lives below the poverty line. 
• 12.2% of children live below the poverty line. 
• 6.7% of elderly live below the poverty line. 

North Dakota participant snapshot: 
* almost 73% are families with children. 
* almost 33% are families with elderly or disabled members. 
* almost 44% are working families. 

Seventy-six percent of eligible individuals participate in SNAP in North Dakota, meaning that 24% of eligible individuals do not receive benefits. 

The Great Plains Food Bank has joined in the nationwide effort to assist eligible citizens to claim this valuable nutrition assistance by offering SNAP Outreach to: 
• Raise awareness about SNAP benefits for eligible, non-participating individuals in need, 
• Provide assistance in applying for SNAP benefits, and 
• Reduce barriers to accessing food assistance programs. 

How does SNAP benefit the economy? 
SNAP brings federal dollars into communities in the form of benefits which are redeemed by SNAP participants at local stores. These benefits ripple throughout the economies of the community, state and nation. It is estimated that $1 in SNAP benefits generates $1.70 in economic activity. SNAP benefits added $79 million into North Dakota’s economy in 2016. 
Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 

SNAP helps families become financially stable and make the transition to self-sufficiency, getting them through the tough times. Half of all new participants will leave the program within nine months. In addition, SNAP helps low income people have better diets, and better eating can mean better health. 

For more information, or application assistance contact a SNAP Outreach Coordinator at: 1-855-405-0000. 

SNAP Outreach Coordinators


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Information Collection

  • Personal Information You Choose to Provide In the process of general correspondence, making a gift, or participating in online surveys you may be asked to supply us with personal information, including your email address, postal address, home or work telephone number and other information. If you correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address, and our responses. 
  • Website Use Information Similar to most websites, our site may utilize “cookies” and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered may include the date and time of visits, pages viewed, time spent on our website, and the sites visited just before and just after ours. This information is collected on an aggregate basis; none of this information is associated with you as an individual.

How Do We Use Information 

  • That You Provide to Us? We use personal information for purposes of administering our not-for-profit business activities, providing service and support, and making available other information and services to our website visitors, guests, agency partners, advocates, contracted consultants, and approved vendors. We may use the information provided to notify you about important changes to our website, new services, or new information that supports your interest in hunger-relief. 
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  • How Do We Protect Your Information?
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    • Our operations and business practices are periodically reviewed for compliance with organization policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information. 
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  • Do We Disclose Information to Outside Parties? We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information. We may provide aggregate information about our website visitors or website traffic patterns to our contracted affiliates or third parties; this information will not include personally identifying data, except as otherwise provided in this privacy policy. Personal information such as email and address may be shared with a contracted third party for the use of email dissemination and direct mail marketing; all third party vendors are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
  • Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information? We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

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Your Access to and Control of Information 

  • You may request access to all of your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our donor constituent database, DonorPerfect. 
  • You may request removal from any communication including but not limited to emails, direct mail pieces, text and phone calls.
  • Because we do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information; opting out of such practices is optional and not required.

Contact Great Plains Food Bank/Opt-out

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, need to opt-out of future communications, or wish to exercise any other privacy right you may have by law, please contact us in any of the ways shown below.

Great Plains Food Bank
attn. Development Associate
1720 3rd Ave N
Fargo, ND 58102

Phone: 701-476-9120


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