Food and Nutrition Programs
These resources support families in accessing healthy food.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP helps Minnesotans with low income get the food they need for nutritious and well-balanced meals. Participants receive a debit card to buy food at stores, farmers markets, and Meals on Wheels. For more information, contact your local county or tribal human services agency. You can apply online.
Woman, Infants & Children Program (WIC)
WIC is a nutrition program serving young families. Eligible families are provided nutritious supplemental foods, nutrition education, and health care referrals. WIC serves pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women with low incomes, and infants and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk. For more information, or to find a WIC clinic near you, call 800.942.4030.
Child and Adult Care Food Program
The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federally funded nutrition program offering payments for meals and snacks served to Minnesota children attending child care or early learning programs. The program helps child care providers serve well-balanced, nutritious meals to children in their care to build and maintain good eating habits. Ask your child care provider if they participate.
Emergency Food Resources
If you and your family need immediate help securing food, you can call the Hunger Solutions Minnesota hotline at 888.711.1151 or use their online request form. You can also use their searchable help map to find food resources near you.