SNAP - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Dept. of Community & Family Services (DCFS)
Sabrina Jaar Marzouka, Commissioner

 

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income working people, seniors, and the disabled to put healthy food on the table.  SNAP benefits are issued electronically on a monthly basis.  SNAP eligibility is based on household income, household size, and other factors.  For secure, fast, and confidential service you can log onto: www.mybenefits.ny.gov

You can also apply in person at Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services locations:
 

  • DCFS Beacon
    223 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
    Tel: (845) 838-4800, Fax: (845) 838-4888
    M-F   9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
    Directions 
     
  • DCFS Eastern Dutchess Government Center
    131 County House Road, Millbrook, NY 12545
    Tel: (845) 677-5532, Fax (845) 677-5508
    M-F   9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
    Directions
     
  • DCFS Main Office
    60 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
    Tel: (845) 486-3000, Fax: (845) 486-3232
    M, T, Th, F 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Wednesdays – emergencies only
    Directions
     

NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE – In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audio tape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
 


Summer Meals NY
 

Summer meals are free, healthy meals for kids and teens that are served at favorite summertime places when the school year is over. Anyone ages 18 and under can come when breakfast, lunch, and/or snacks are served. There is no sign-up or paperwork and adults are welcome to bring their own meals and eat with their kids. Many places that offer summer meals also have fun activities too!

Find a Summer Meals NY location near you or -

Call: 2-1-1 (upstate)
Text: "food" to 877-877

Para el español,
Llame a: 877-842-6273
Texto: "comida" al 877-877

 

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions about SNAP for additional information.

 

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