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SNAP & Medicaid Application

Lehigh Community Services is a local community partner that helps the Department of Children and Families provide services to Florida families. Lehigh Community Services will assist with applying for food assistance (SNAP) or Medicaid


For an appointment call (239) 369-5818

Apply online if you have a computer or smart phone https://www.myflfamilies.com/

Existing benefit families, you must bring your user name and password to your appointment, as our staff cannot assist without being able to help you assess your account.

Lehigh Community Services will send documents to Department of Children and Families at no charge, no appointment necessary.

What is SNAP?

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly called food stamps, is a government program that helps people buy the food they need for healthy lives. Across the United States, there are 9.5 million families and children using SNAP to buy food. It is the largest program working to fight hunger in America. SNAP helps many people stretch their budgets because the money they would use on food can go towards other needs like medical bills, utilities, and rent.

How does SNAP work?

People using SNAP receive monthly funds through a benefits card, similar to a debit card, to buy groceries at local stores or farmers’ markets. The amount you receive each month depends on your income and family size

Who is eligible for SNAP?

SNAP is for everyone – families, seniors, people living with disabilities, people who are unemployed or employed, and veterans or active military. SNAP is here to help you whenever you may need it.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply for SNAP. Every state has different requirements for eligibility. These requirements might include:

  • Household income must be at or below a certain level
  • Household resources or assets, such as savings and bank accounts, must be less than a certain amount
  • At least one U.S. citizen or person with an eligible immigration status must live in the household

Check with your local SNAP office or your local food bank for help understanding if you are eligible. There is no risk to see if you are eligible for SNAP.

How do you apply for SNAP?

You may be able to apply for SNAP online, by mail, or by phone during the pandemic. Because each state has a different application form and process, we recommend connecting with your local food bank for complete details.

Once you submit your SNAP application, it may take 30 days for your local SNAP office to process your application. You may need to complete an interview with your SNAP office during your application review.

What can you buy with SNAP?

You can use SNAP to buy many things like:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat, fish, and poultry
  • Dairy products
  • Bread and cereals
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Seeds and plants to grow food for your family

SNAP benefits cannot be used to buy:

  • Alcohol or tobacco products
  • Non-food items like pet food, cleaning supplies, household supplies like toilet paper, or hygiene items like shampoo, menstrual products, baby formula or diapers
  • Vitamins and medicines