Delaware Food Supplement Program

Updated August 24, 2020

Food Supplement Program, or SNAP, enables low-income families in Delaware to buy a variety of food that is the basis for better nutrition.

The amount of monthly benefits your household can get is based on the income, expenses and number of people in your household.

For example, a single mother with two children may receive as much as $358in SNAP benefits per month.


In order to qualify for SNAP, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Live in Delaware
  • Be a US Citizen or a lawful permanent resident
  • Show proof of identity
  • Meet certain income guidelines

There is no asset or resource test in Delaware.


Under current law, adults ages 16—59 who are not pregnant, disabled or otherwise exempt are required to work at least a part-time job or agree to take a job if it is offered to them.

ABAWDs are subject to a three-month limit of benefits in three years unless they meet a work requirement of 20 hours a week.


How do I apply for food stamps in Delaware?

Applications can be made via Delaware ASSIST — an online application for residents of Delaware to apply for the State’s public assistance programs, including food stamps. ASSIST also provides screening to determine your eligibility for SNAP.

Once your eligibility is confirmed, your benefits are issued electronically to your “Delaware Food First” card each month you’re eligible.


If you are in need of emergency food assistance, please contact Delaware 211 to find the nearest food pantry or distribution site.

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