Food Supplement Program
Food Supplement Program is a program that enables low-income families to buy a variety of food that is the basis for better nutrition. Benefits are issued electronically to the family's Delaware Food First card each month. This is an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. The Food Supplement Program recipient uses this card at local grocery stores to access his/her food benefit.
The United States Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutrition Service (FNS), is the federal agency responsible for overseeing the Food Supplement Program. Please see our Related Links page for the FNS website.
Eligibility for this service is based on factors such as who lives and eats together as well as relationships in the home and income. All children under the age of 22 years old who live with their parents must apply with their parents. You must be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible alien to qualify. Individuals who receive TANF, GA or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) do not need to meet an income test in order to receive Food benefits. The maximum gross monthly income limit for most other individuals is set at 130% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). There is no resource test. See the 130% FPL chart
|Household Size||Old Amount 10/11||New Amount 10/12|
|Each Additional Member||$150||$150|
Additional Food Assistance Resources
- WIC - Women Infant and Children - Helps low-income women, infants & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk.
- School and Community Nutrition Programs
- Community Food and Nutrition Program
- USDA - Recipe Finder
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.