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Food Assistance


The CARES Act provided an additional $15.5 billion in funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Eligibility Requirements
  • Identity - Individuals must show proof they are the person they claim to be. Applicants must provide proof of their identity.
  • Residence - The client must be living in Ohio.
  • Citizenship - Household members can include either US citizens and/or certain aliens with verifiable USCIS documentation.
  • Enumeration - Households must provide or apply for Social Security numbers for each member before certification.
  • Work Registration - All able-bodied adults, with specific exceptions, must register for work and accept suitable employment
  • The amount of SNAP a household receives depends on the number of people in the SNAP household and the amount of their net income.
How to Apply

Additional Resources

Food Banks

Congress has now secured $850 million in emergency funding for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to help food banks face increased utilization and demand in countless communities across the country due to the coronavirus

Meals on Wheels

  • Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging – 216-621-0303
  • Cleveland Heights Meals on Wheels – 216-691-7377
  • Shaker Heights, University Heights & Beachwood Meals on Wheels – 216-991-6376