A sign in the grocery story of the SNAP/EBT program

SNAP Benefits Maryland

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly referred to as food stamps, provides support for low-income households to purchase food.

How To Apply For Maryland Food Stamps/SNAP

To get food stamps in Maryland, you must meet income guidelines and any other eligibility requirements, fill out a Maryland SNAP application and you may need to take part in an interview.  

For more information and to apply for food stamps, contact your local Department of Social Services or apply online through the Maryland Department of Human Services myMDTHINK gateway to public health and human services.  

Distribution Of Food Stamps

Benefits are loaded onto an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and distributed monthly. The funds are distributed on a specific day each month, depending on the first three letters of your last name. Check to see which day of the month you will receive benefits 

To check your balance on your EBT card, call the Maryland EBT Customer Call Center at 1-800-997-2222 or visit Maryland EBT. 

Recertify Your Eligibility For Benefits

From time to time, you may need to recertify your eligibility for benefits. Select redetermination on the  myMDTHINK dashboard and upload the necessary information. 

Buying Online Groceries Or Fresh Produce With SNAP

You can use SNAP benefits to shop for fresh produce and groceries online. Participating stores include Amazon, ShopRite and Walmart. Learn how to use your SNAP benefits for online groceries. 

If you have other questions or need help finding a local resource, call 2-1-1. You can also search for food related resources by county, to find food near you.

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