You might be eligible for grocery food cards up to $234/month from the SNAP program during COVID. Students with spouses or children may be eligible for more.*
Most low income students who meet any of the following are SNAP eligible including:
Students in community colleges
Students who were awarded work study - even if they currently don't have a work study job on campus
Students who were awarded a MassGrant
Students who have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0
*Students need to meet other SNAP rules, learn more about SNAP and the benefit amounts at mass.gov/SNAP
SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) assists qualifying Americans in accessing nutritious food. It is distributed via a monthly stipend on an EBT card which is used like a debit card to purchase fruits, vegetables, meat/dish, grains, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Please visit the to learn more about applying and receiving SNAP Assistance or join a virtual information session on Mondays at 10:30 a.m.