Nutritional assistance benefits can be provided to single moms, children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed and working families by the Tennessee Food Stamp program, financed 100 percent by Federal funds and administered by the department of human services. The program provides a mechanism for stretching food dollars for those families and individuals with insufficient income. Malnutrition has been virtually eliminated since the implementation of the Food Stamp Program back in 1964. A national campaign to end hunger has been initiated by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services due to the unacceptable levels of hunger and food insecurity that continued in every state. A goal has been set to eliminate hunger in Tennessee and other states in the southeast region by 2005.
General Program Requirements
As a single mom you must be a resident of the state of Utah 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.
- Those 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.
Contact your local Department of Human Services office, to apply for benefits. Information on these offices and a map can be found on our website at: tennessee.gov/humanserv/st_map.html
Program Contact Information
For more information about the program, please visit:
Further questions can be addressed to the Family Assistance Help-Line at: 888-863-6187 or for Nashville, 615-313-5790