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Lowering Your Food Costs - Apply Online for the Food Assistance Program
Get started. Click here to go to the MiBridges Web Site and Apply Online for Food Assistance.
Food Assistance Program Overview
The Food Assistance Program supplements the food purchasing power of low-income individuals and families. The U.S. Department of Agriculture funds 100 percent of this program. The state and federal governments share administrative costs. The Department of Human Services (DHS) determines eligibility for food assistance.
Generally, eligibility for food assistance depends on the financial situation of all members of the household group. All persons who live together and purchase and prepare food together are considered to be members of the same food assistance group.
FAP benefits can be used to buy eligible food at any Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) authorized retail food store or approved meal provider.
Eligible food includes:
Retail food stores include:
Approved meal providers may include:
Note: The Helping Hand Web site provides quick access to information about programs and services for people facing economic hardship. The programs and services listed here represent only a portion of those available in Michigan communities. Note that some programs and services have eligibility requirements and may involve wait periods.
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