SNAP Benefits | Virginia Peninsula Community College

SNAP Benefits

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is a federal program that operates under the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service to provide nutritional assistance benefits to eligible individuals and families. SNAP provides a monthly benefit to households through an Electronic Benefits Card (EBT) to supplement the purchase of nutritious foods. Eligibility for SNAP benefits is based on financial and non-financial criteria.The USDA has temporarily extended SNAP eligibility for students enrolled at least part-time in a higher education institution. https://dss.virginia.gov/benefit/snapcollege.cgi

Please use this link https://commonhelp.virginia.gov/ to apply for SNAP benefits.

You can also visit the Single Stop office in room 222 Griffin Hall or call 757-825-2825 if you have questions or need assistance with completing the application.

During this unprecedented time please be patient as we work to respond to your request. Our email and call volume is very high so we appreciate your patience. We urge you to use the website and Navigate during this time.