The first line of defense against hunger for Virginia residents and single moms is established by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Coupons and Electric Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards will help low-income single moms buy nutritious food. Authorized retail stores will then be the place where SNAP recipients can spend their benefits to buy eligible food. Providing crucial support to needy households and to those making the transition from welfare to work, the program is the cornerstone of food assistance programs.
General Program Requirements
Single moms must be residents of the state of Virginia in order to qualify for this benefit program. Single moms fall into one of two groups:
1) Single moms with a current bank balance (savings and checking combined) under $2,001.
2) Single moms 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.
To apply for the program visit the Virginia website
Program Contact Information
For more information about the Virginia SNAP program and for instructions on how to apply, visit:
Email inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Single moms can speak with customer representatives by calling the DSS hotline at:
Single moms can find the local county department of Social Services (DWS) by going to http://www.dss.state.va.us/localagency/index.html .