SNAP Assistance Program

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the federal food assistance program and the first line of defense against hunger. SNAP benefits are deposited onto a “Bridge Card” every month to be used for purchasing food items at most grocery stores, convenience stores and Farmer’s Markets.

For information on how to apply and further details about the SNAP program please call (517) 899-9457 or  (517) 449-0360 between the hours of 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday – Friday

GLFB SNAP specialists are available for in-person assistance through out the seven counties of Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Isabella and Shiawassee. Further details to come!

To fill out an online application now, visit newmibridges.michigan.gov


Double Up Food Bucks

If you are a SNAP Bridge Card recipient, you may be eligible to use your benefits at your local farmers’ market. Participating markets will have an information booth where you can redeem SNAP dollars. For every $1 you redeem, they will give you a bonus $1 (up to $20) to spend on Michigan fruits and vegetables. Grocery stores are beginning to roll out participation too. Redeeming Double Up Food Bucks varies by retailer, so be sure to ask your grocer.

For more information check out the Double Up Food Bucks website.


United Way 2-1-1 Emergency Resource

For 24/7 assistance in locating your nearest emergency food resource, dial 2-1-1. This will connect you to a United Way 2-1-1 call center location. The operator will ask you a few basic questions (family size, location, etc.) and will provide you with the nearest food distribution location.


Additional Food Resources 

For Kids and Parents

Michigan WIC
Summer Food Service Program

For Kids

Meet Up & Eat Up site locator (MI Dept of Ed)

For Seniors

Meals on Wheels
Help Applying for Benefits

For Everybody

Apply for SNAP (Food Stamps)
Double Up Food Bucks (West Michigan Farm Markets)
Ottawa Food Resources
Ottawa Food Resources (Spanish)