Feeding America


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

For assistance with an application or questions about SNAP, please call the SNAP hotline at 855-444-5556. A coordinator will walk you through the application process, help you determine if you or your family meet the income guidelines for food assistance and provide information about using the SNAP EBT card.


About SNAP

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal food assistance program and offers another means of providing meals to individuals and families who are facing hunger in our community. It was formerly called the Food Stamp Program. Through SNAP, benefits are placed on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. An EBT card is used like a debit card and is intended to assist individuals and households stretch their budgets and help put food on the table.

  • EBT can be used at participating grocery stores, convenience stores, farmers markets, pharmacies, superstores and Amazon.
  • EBT funds can be used to purchase: fruits and vegetables; meat, poultry and fish; dairy products; breads and cereals; snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages; seeds and starter plants that produce food for the household.
  • EBT funds cannot be used to purchase: vitamins, supplements or medicines; alcohol or tobacco; non-food items, such as paper products, cleaning supplies or hygiene items.


Current SNAP Income Guidelines

Each person’s situation is different. We encourage you to call the SNAP hotline even if your income exceeds the information below. A coordinator will help determine if your family qualifies for SNAP.

Household Size Gross Monthly Income Maximum SNAP Allotment
1 $2,005 $291
2 $2,712 $535
3 $3,419 $766
4 $4,125 $973
5 $4,832 $1,155
6 $5,539 $1,386
For each additional family member add + 707 + 219


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SNAP Outreach Schedule

The SNAP Outreach Program in Nebraska is a cooperative effort through Food Bank of Lincoln, Food Bank for the Heartland (Omaha) and the Iowa Food Bank Association. SNAP Outreach provides SNAP education to individuals and communities and provides application assistance to eligible Nebraskans.

The SNAP Outreach team will be available at these locations to answer your questions about program benefits and help you navigate the application process. Don’t hesitate to visit these locations if you need assistance with a SNAP application. No appointment needed.


Location Address Date/Time
American Job Center 1330 N Street (Suite A), Lincoln, NE – 68508 3rd Monday of each month 9-11 a.m.
Barnabas Community 931 Saunders Avenue, Lincoln, NE – 68521 1st and 2nd Thursdays of each month 8:30 a.m.-Noon.
Bennett Martin Library 136 S 14th Street, Lincoln, NE – 68508 1st Wednesday of each month 11 a.m.-Noon.
Center for People 3901 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE – 68521 Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays 10 a.m.-Noon
Note: Wednesday, July 3 | 1-3 p.m.
Educare at Belmont 3425 N 14th Street, Lincoln, NE – 68521 2nd Thursday of each month 10 a.m.-Noon.
Eiseley Library 1530 Superior St, Lincoln, NE – 68521 2nd Thursday of each month 2-4 p.m.
4th Thursday of each month 10 a.m.-Noon.
Gere Library 2400 S 56th St, Lincoln, NE – 68506 1st Thursday of each month 10 a.m.-Noon.
Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach 2121 N 27th Street, Lincoln, NE – 68503 Mondays & Wednesdays 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fridays 1:30-4 p.m.
The Gathering Place 1448 E Street, Lincoln, NE-  68508 Tuesday, July 23 | 4-5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 27 | 4-5 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24 | 4-5 p.m.
Crete WIC Clinics 1122 Main Street, Crete, NE – 68333 Tuesday, July 2 | 10 a.m.-Noon.
Tuesday, July 16 | 1-3 p.m.
Osceola WIC Clinics 531 S Polk Street, Osceola, NE – 68651 Wednesday, July 31 | 9-11 a.m.

Meet our SNAP Outreach Team

I recognize the importance of supporting our community, and being bilingual in Spanish and English enables me to extend my assistance to a wider range of individuals. Through programs like SNAP, I do see the positive impact on people's lives. The joy I see in their smiles truly brightens my day and reaffirms my passion for helping others.

- Ana Martinez

I am drawn to SNAP work because I believe that access to safe, healthy, nutritious food is a human right. I work to reduce the stigmas associated with nutrition assistance and proactively advocate for the dignity of all people in need. Whoever you are, if you are experiencing nutrition insecurity, your Food Bank SNAP team is ready to help. You are not alone.

- James Reilly

Learn More

Double Up Food Bucks

Through Nebraska Extension’s Double Up Food Bucks program, you can double the value of your SNAP benefits when purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables at participating markets and grocery stores. This means for every $1 spent on produce using your EBT card, you receive $1 back towards additional produce purchases, up to $20 per day. Anyone receiving SNAP benefits is eligible for the Double Up Food Bucks program. Learn more and view a list of participating locations here!


iServe Nebraska is a convenient new way for Nebraskans to apply to get help with foodutilitieshealthcarechildcare, and other essential needs. Nebraskans can apply for a single benefit, or several at the same time. Learn more about programs available to Nebraskans here!

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