Low-income households are eligible for support with food through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. This program was also formerly referred to as food stamps.
Get Food Stamps
For more information and 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.
From time to time, you may need to recertify your eligibility for benefits. Select redetermination on the dashboard and upload the necessary information.
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.
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.