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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 31, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Alabama, we recommend that you visit Atlas Alabama.

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Description of Program and Relief

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits

SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps), help people buy the food they need. In response to COVID-19, emergency benefits will be allotted to provide households with the maximum allotment. Emergency benefits are automatically loaded to recipients’ accounts on June 30, 2020.

SNAP benefits are currently available to buy food online at Amazon, Walmart and Wright’s Markets, Inc. Access is provided automatically to all existing SNAP card holders.

Government or Lead Agency

Alabama Department of Human Resources

Dates Available

Available now; emergency allotments in effect for June 2020.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

To qualify for SNAP benefits, a person must qualify as low-income under a formula that includes income and number of people in a household. The qualifications can be found here:

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information


List of Additional Information

For more information, please visit:

For more information on emergency allotments, please click here.

For more information on online purchasing, please click here.

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