Need help applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or have questions? Request a follow up from our outreach team:
Please note that emailing and texting are the fastest way to receive service due to our current high call volume.
For those applying for SNAP, interviews are currently being waived.
Division of Public Assistance: Locations are open Tuesday – Thursday 9am-4pm for limited services.
Links and Resources:
- Download and Print the GEN 50C Application for SNAP and other benefits. Alaska does not have an online application.
- Download our Application Process Guide to understand how COVID-19 has affected DPA office procedures, where to submit your completed application, and what to expect during the application process.
- Read our step-by-step instructions on How to Fill out a SNAP Application
- Here is a List of DPA Offices where you can submit your application, once it is completed.
- Need Application Assistance or Have a Question? Contact the SNAP Outreach Team:
- Link to 211: Alaska 211 is your one-stop resource for finding help in your community. It’s free, confidential, and available in almost any language.
- For our Partners, here is a link to our latest outreach flyer for you to share with your clients and at your distribution site
The new food stamps
SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is the new name for food stamps. Participating households receive money every month on a “Quest” debit card that can be used for groceries. Food Bank of Alaska’s SNAP Outreach team works in communities statewide to help Alaskans complete the Public Assistance application, which includes SNAP, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance, Adult Public Assistance, and General Relief. We are dedicated to walking alongside families and individuals step-by-step through the application process to help people get the support they need.
Households may qualify for SNAP based on their monthly income and assets. The application process includes a paper application and a phone interview. Learn at www.alaskasnap.com
Why Food Bank of Alaska does SNAP outreach
Despite SNAP’s potential as a supplement to food budgets for struggling families, roughly 20% of Alaskans who potentially qualify don’t actually claim their benefits. This may be due to a variety of factors including lack of time and transportation, limited English proficiency, physical and cognitive impairments, and stigma about requesting help. The Food Bank of Alaska’s SNAP Outreach team works statewide to alleviate these barriers, meeting people where they gather – at food pantries, shelters, grocery stores, libraries, and community events.
SNAP is a powerful resource in the fight against hunger and has the potential to feed more families in Alaska than all other food programs combined. In FY21 alone, SNAP brought more than $288 million of food assistance benefits into Alaska – stretching clients’ food budgets, reinforcing the charitable food system, and strengthening the local economy.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. View our full nondisclosure statement for SNAP and FDPIR.