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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps, is a nutrition program that assists individuals and families with little or no income to buy the food they need for good health.

Who Can Apply?

An individual or a family may be eligible for this nutrition program even if they own a home, live on the streets and don’t have a mailing address, or work full time. If you qualify, you will receive SNAP. The amount you receive on your EBT card each month depends on your income, your assets, and your family size.   


How and Where Do I Apply for SNAP?

In the state of Virginia, you can complete a SNAP application online via the Virginia Department of Social Services website “Common Help” by clicking here.

Do you or someone you know need help applying for SNAP? Our Government Programs Coordinator can assist you in completing  and submitting your application over the telephone.  An appointment can be scheduled by calling  757-314-4565.

You may also fill out an application at your local Virginia Department of Social Services. Please see the list below for the VDSS location in your area. 


Accomack Department of Social Services                                  
22554 Center Parkway
Accawmacke Office Park
P. O. Box 210
Accomack, VA 23301
(757) 787-1530

Chesapeake Department of Social Services
100 Outlaw Street
P.O. Box 15098
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 382-2000

Franklin City Department of Social Services
306 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 601
Franklin , VA 23851
(757) 562-8520

Isle of Wight Department of Social Services
17100 Monument Circle, Suite A
Isle of Wight, VA 23397-0110
(757) 365-0880

Norfolk Department of Human Services
Franklin Building
741 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510-1506
(757) 664-6000

Northampton County Department of Social Services
5265 The Hornes
P.O. Box 568
Eastville, VA 23347-0568
(757) 678-5153

Portsmouth Department of Social Services
1701 High Street, Suite 101
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 405-1800

Suffolk Department of Social Services
Azeez Felder, Acting Director
135 Hall Avenue, Suite B 
Suffolk, VA 23434
P.O. Box 1818
Suffolk, VA 23439

Southampton County Department of Social Services
26022 Administration Center Drive
P.O. Box 550
Courtland, VA 23837-0550
(757) 653-3080

Sussex Department of Social Services
20103 Princeton Road
P.O. Box 1336
Sussex, VA 23884-1336
(434) 246-7020

Virginia Beach Department of Human Services
3432 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Suite 342
Virginia Beach, VA 23452-4420
(757) 437-3200 

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