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      Food Assistance Program

      The Food Assistance 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 processed:
      1) by mail at:  PO Box 600 Youngstown, OH 44501-0600
      2) delivered in person at:
                      Oakhill Renaissance Place, 345 Oakhill Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44502
      3) faxed to: (330) 740-2617
      4) via internet at: http://ODJFSBenefits.Ohio.gov

      Expedited Food Assistance may be available to those with income of less than $150/month A photo ID is required.

      The Direction Card allows individuals to receive food assistance 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.

       


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