Individuals and households who are experiencing difficulty in buying food due to financial problems can access the Rhode Island Food Stamp program. The food stamp benefits can be provided without the individual being a recipient of other state funding.
It is now possible for certain individuals to use the food stamp program to buy meals through qualifying restaurants establishments. This enables people who do not have the facilities for storing and preparing food to be able to eat. The list of restaurants that meet the requirements is available online. You can also look for display signs at the restaurants themselves.
People who qualify for Rhode Island Food Stamp benefits must show that they meet the income and resource requirements of the program. An online pre-screening tool is available to help you determine if you are eligible.
You can apply for Food Stamp benefits by visiting the online website, printing and sending the application through the mail, printing and sending the application by fax, or visiting a local office in person.