Get help affording groceries each month
Updated May 2023
Many households, families, and seniors in Montana qualify for food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)! The average Montana SNAP household is estimated to receive $361 per month in 2023. Seniors can receive SNAP benefits and still receive senior commodities and Meals-on-Wheels.
You can apply for SNAP in these ways:
- use the map below to find local assistance with one of our SNAP Program Partners;
- apply online at apply.mt.gov;
- call (888) 706-1535; or
- pick up a paper application at your local Office of Public Assistance.
The Montana Department of Health and Human Services administers SNAP, and the Offices of Public Assistance review SNAP applications and serve SNAP participants regarding their cases.
MFBN can provide information on SNAP, current eligibility guidelines, what to expect for the application process, and how to resolve issues with your case. We can also provide information on other forms of assistance that you may qualify for or programs located in your area.
For more information:
- call our SNAP hotline at (406) 239-6475;
- email us your questions at [email protected]; or
- reach out to Katie Wilkins, Benefits Access Coordinator.
What is SNAP?
SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a program designed to help people in Montana make ends meet, and afford healthy food. SNAP participants receive monthly food benefits on the Montana Access debit card. Locate nearby grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and other retailers that accept SNAP benefits with the USDA SNAP retailer map. Find additional information on the DPHHS website – SNAP Program Overview »