SNAP: Putting Food on the Table

Need support with putting food on the table? We’re here to help you confidently navigate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Whether you have questions about eligibility or need assistance with the application process, our dedicated outreach team is ready to support you every step of the way.

Contact Us

To serve you more efficiently, we encourage you to reach out via email or 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, 8am-5pm Email: (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.
  • View list of locations here.

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

Understanding SNAP: The New Food Stamps

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, provides monthly financial assistance to households through a “Quest” debit card that can be used to purchase groceries. Food Bank of Alaska’s SNAP Outreach team is committed to helping Alaskans across the state complete the Public Assistance application, which includes SNAP, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance, Adult Public Assistance, and General Relief. We are dedicated to supporting families and individuals step-by-step through the application process, ensuring they receive the assistance they need.

Households may qualify for SNAP based on their monthly income and assets. If you need help applying or are interested in volunteering with SNAP Outreach, please contact Food Bank of Alaska’s SNAP Outreach Team at or 907-222-3119. Together, we can build a stronger, more resilient community.

Why Food Bank of Alaska does SNAP outreach

At Food Bank of Alaska, we recognize the tremendous potential of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to enhance food security for families. Despite this, approximately 20% of Alaskans who qualify for SNAP do not claim their benefits. This can be due to various factors such as limited time and transportation, language barriers, physical and cognitive impairments, and the stigma associated with seeking assistance.

Our SNAP Outreach team is dedicated to overcoming these barriers by meeting people where they are – at food pantries, shelters, grocery stores, libraries, and community events throughout the state. We provide personalized assistance to ensure that everyone who qualifies can access the support they need.

SNAP is a vital resource in the fight against hunger and can feed more families in Alaska than all other food programs combined. In FY22 alone, SNAP delivered over $348 million in food assistance benefits to Alaskans. This not only stretches food budgets for clients but also bolsters the charitable food system and strengthens the local economy.

By increasing SNAP participation, we can make a significant impact on reducing hunger and supporting the well-being of our community. If you or someone you know needs assistance with SNAP, please contact our outreach team. Together, we can create a hunger-free Alaska.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
View our full nondisclosure statement for SNAP and FDPIR.