SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), is a federal safety net program providing low-income Americans with the food they need to feed themselves and their families. In most cases, SNAP is a temporary, short term solution for individuals and families to help until they get back on their feet. On average, SNAP participants stay on the program less than a year. The SNAP program is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture and is administered in Arkansas through the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
Eligibility is based on income and assets, ability to work, citizenship and whether there are children or elderly in the home. If you own a home or a car, you may still be eligible for benefits, so go to www.access.arkansas.gov for eligibility details or call your DHS County Office to see if you qualify for SNAP benefits.
DHS Offices in Pulaski County
Pulaski SW 6801 Baseline Road, Little Rock, AR, 72219-8916 501-371-1100
Pulaski East 1424 East Second, Little Rock, AR, 72203-8083 501-371-1300
Pulaski South 1105 MLK, Jr., Little Rock, AR, 72203-2620 501-682-9200
If you have access to the internet at home, work or at your local library, you can apply for benefits online at www.access.arkansas.gov. It’s simple to find out if you qualify. If you do, the website makes it easy to sign up and begin getting the nutritious foods you and your family need to stay healthy.
If you don’t have internet access or need additional help in applying for SNAP benefits call 1-800-482-8988. TDD: 501-682-8820