Low income single moms can receive food benefits for their children and themselves from the Alaska Food Stamp Program. 100 percent of the food stamp benefit is funded by the Federal government. Half the cost of operating the Food Stamp Program in Alaska is covered by the State. The Alaska Quest card is the method through which food stamp benefits are distributed by the Division of Public Assistance. The household’s countable income and size of the household are the factors that determine how much a household receives each month. Eligible households use the food stamp benefits they receive to buy food products from authorized stores across the whole state of Alaska.
General Program Requirements
As a single mom you must be a resident of the state of Alaska in order to qualify for this benefit program and fall into one of two groups:
- Those with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001.
- ose with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $3,001 who share their household with a person with a disability (a child, your spouse, a parent, or yourself), or with a person or persons age 60 and over.
Download a copy of the application in order to apply for the program from dhss.alaska.gov/
Call your local Public Assistance office once you completed filling out the application to set up a time for an interview. Local office locations can be found at dhss.alaska.gov/
Program Contact Information
For more information about the program please visit dhss.alaska.gov/
Single moms can also call the following number for more information: 907-465-3325