The food stamp program in Missouri is designed to promote well-being by providing low income individuals and their families with the funding they need to buy nutritious food. Any eligible person or household is given a monthly amount of money based on a plan developed by the USDA. The monthly amount is provided through an electronic benefit card which is sent through the mail.
The EBT card can be used in any food store to buy food products. While paper products, pet food, tobacco, alcohol and immediate consumptions foods cannot be purchased with the card, it is possible to use the card to purchase seeds for planting and growing foods.
To determine if you might be eligible for food stamps in Missouri, you can go online and access the screening calculator. This electronic tool will let you know if you meet the requirements based on the information you submit. Once you have determined that you are eligible, you can submit your application online as well. After being approved you will be required to visit an office in person with your identification.