SNAP: Putting Food on the Table

Struggling to put food on the table? Let us help you navigate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with ease. Whether you’re uncertain about the application process or have questions about eligibility, our dedicated outreach team is here for you.

Contact Us

In our effort to serve you better, we encourage you to utilize email and text for faster responses due to our high call volume.

For non-English speaking clients, click HERE.

Ways to apply for SNAP

  • Download a fillable PDF HERE.
  • Request a paper application with return postage HERE.
  • Request an appointment to complete the application over the phone.

Understand your rights and responsibilities for SNAP.

Ways to submit your completed application for SNAP

Division of Public Assistance Information

You may contact DPA through their Virtual Call Center at 800-478-7778. The call center is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM Email: hss.dpa.offices@alaska.gov (you may email all supporting documents to this email as well. Please be sure to include your full name so DPA can find you in their system).

  • Office locations are open Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4pm in most locations.
  • CLICK for a list of locations.

Links and Resources

Materials for Individuals & Families

  • Find a list of our partner food pantries HERE.
  • 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.
  • Medical Deduction Worksheet

Materials for Partners

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. If you want help applying or would like to volunteer with SNAP Outreach, please contact Food Bank of Alaska’s SNAP Outreach Team at snap@foodbankofalaska.org or 907-222-3119.

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 FY22 alone, SNAP brought more than $348 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.