In the state of Oregon there were over three hundred thousand households that received financial assistance for food. The Food Stamp program, which is also called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, offers financial benefits to people with low income jobs. The SNAP benefits program offers the monthly funding needed by individuals and families to be able to afford the food and grocery items that they need to stay healthy.
Individuals wanting to apply for SNAP benefits can fill out their application online. If they do not have access to a computer, they can visit their local office and request the necessary form. Should they need help completing the form, there are office representatives available to offer help. To complete the forms, applicants will need to give their names, phone numbers or address, their social security numbers, their income and the number of people with whom they reside. To be eligible for the SNAP benefits, applicants must show that they live in Oregon, they are citizens of the United States and that they earn less than a gross amount of 2,000 dollars each month.