The Food Stamp program provides a monthly supplement, based on income, to eligible individuals and families. It is designed to raise nutritional levels, to expand buying power, and to safeguard the health and well-being of individuals in low-income households. A household may consist of an individual or a group of individuals who live together and usually purchase, prepare, and eat their food together.
Applications can be mailed to P.O. Box 600, Youngstown, Ohio 44501-0600, dropped off at Oakhill Renaissance Place, 345 Oakhill Ave, Youngstown Ohio 44502 or faxed to 330-740-2617. (see How to Apply)
Expedited Food Stamps may be available to those with income of less than $150.00 per month. A photo ID is required.
Direction Card allows individuals to receive food stamp benefits electronically. The benefits are deposited into the recipients’ account each month. Using a magnetic strip card similar to a debit card, recipients swipe their card through Point of Sale devices at checkout counters where accepted. After entering a PIN (Personal Identification Number), the amount of the food is deducted electronically from the recipients’ food stamp account.