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FOOD BENEFITS FOR TENNESSEANS

SNAP BENEFITS STOLEN? YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT.

SNAP is designed to respond quickly and efficiently to increases in need, such as job loss across the state and reduced work hours that leave Tennesseans with less pay. More than two-thirds of SNAP participants are in families with children, and a third are in households with seniors or people with disabilities. Scroll down to find out if you may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits. 

Are you a senior age 60+ who needs help buying groceries? SNAP (Food Stamps) might be able to help. Contact us for or more information and a free eligibility screening. Call 615-675-9840 today! 

Have you lost food that you purchased with SNAP dollars because of an emergency? You may qualify for replacement SNAP.

 

Replacement SNAP is available to current SNAP participants who either lost power for 12 or more hours or who have had a household misfortune. Take the following steps:

  • Submit the replacement SNAP request form to DHS within 10 days of the incident to qualify for replacement SNAP benefits. 

  • Upload the form to your OneDHS portal, fax it to your county office, or drop it off in person.

  • If approved, benefits are loaded directly onto the existing EBT card. 

  • Find the replacement SNAP request form in English and Spanish

  • Read more about replacement SNAP on TDHS’s webpage.

 

Disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) is another option that can help both SNAP and non-SNAP participants after damage caused by a natural disaster like a tornado or flood. D-SNAP is only available if the state request and receives a declaration from the President of the United States. More about D-SNAP here. And follow us on social media to get current information about D-SNAP availability following major storms in Tennessee. 

HOW TO APPLY FOR SNAP

HOW TO FIND THE SNAP APPLICATION

HOW TO APPEAL A SNAP DECISION 

WHO USES SNAP? 

Who is 

eligible?

Nearly 1 in 6 of our Tennessee neighbors is eligible for SNAP.

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These agencies can help you complete the application process for SNAP:

West TN:

 

Memphis

  • Mid-South Food Bank

  • Catholic Charities of West Tennessee​

  • Aging Commission of the Mid-South​

    • 901-222-4103​

    • Lejoyi White, SNAP Program Coordinator

Jackson

  • West Tennessee Legal Services

    • 731-423-0616​

    • beth@wtls.org

    • Beth Bates, SNAP Project Director

Middle TN:

 

Cookeville

  • Upper Cumberland Development District

    • 931-432-4111​

Nashville

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

  • United Way of Greater Nashville​

    • Call 211​

Mt. Pleasant

  • South Central Tennessee Development District

    • 931-379-2955

    • bwalker@sctdd.org

    • Bonnie Walker, SNAP Program Coordinator

    • Only for 60+, on SSI or SSDI, or Homeless

East TN:

Chattanooga​

  • Chattanooga Area Food Bank​

    • 423-622-1800​

  • Southeast Tennessee Development District​

Johnson City

  • First Tennessee Area on Aging and Disability​

    • 423-928-0224​

  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee​

Knoxville

  • East Tennessee Human Resource Agency​

    • 865-691-2551 ext. 4233​

    • Lisa Huskey, SNAP Outreach Coordinator

  • Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee​

    • 865-524-2786​

    • Lisa Sommer, Sr. Information and Benefits Specialist

SNAP OUTREACH PARTNERS
 

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