Federal Nutrition Programs


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance to low- and no-income people and families living in the United States. It is a federal aid program administered by the Food and Nutrition Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), however, distribution of benefits occurs at the state level. In Indiana, the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) is responsible for ensuring federal regulations are initially implemented and consistently applied in each county.

Need Help Applying for SNAP?

The Application process for SNAP can be very complicated – but we’re here to help! Make an appointment with Carol Bradshaw, Forward STEPS Manager, and we’ll walk you through it.  cbradshaw@curehunger.org | 765-287-2033

For your appointment, you will need a Personal ID, Social Security Card for each person in the household, Proof of Income, most recent bank statements, proof of medical costs for people with disabilities or people over 60, proof of housing and utility costs, and proof of any childcare dependant costs and child support paid.



106 N. Jefferson St.
Hartford City, IN 47348
(800) 403-0864


3300 W. Kilgore Ave.
Muncie, IN 47304
(800) 403-0864


1800 Kem Rd.
Marion, IN 46952
(800) 403-0864


517 New York Ave
New Castle, IN 47362
(800) 403-0864


1025 W. Votaw St.
Portland, IN 47371
(800) 403-0864


222 E. 10th St. Ste. E
Anderson, IN 4601
(800) 403-0864


221 N. Main St.
Winchester, IN 47394
(800) 403-0864


85 W. Canal St.
Wabash, IN 46992
(800) 403-0864

If you need help with your SNAP application, Second Harvest is here to help! Email cbradshaw@curehunger.org for SNAP application assistance.


Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF), sometimes called Cash Assistance, is a Federal aid initiative supporting low- or no-income families. Help comes in the form of not just financial support, but access to state-administered childcare, job preparation, and work assistance. For those struggling to meet the needs of their household, TANF can be a vital source of aid.


This program supports Women, Infants, & Children. When a family with an infant is struggling to get enough meals, WIC provides those neighbors with assistance that is not only filling but nutritious. Recipients are given funds to purchase essential foods like eggs, milk, and vegetables, as well as baby formula. The program also offers nutrition education courses to ensure that stay healthy.


The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a program offered to the public through some of Second Harvest’s initiatives and agency partners and provides healthy food options to those in need. Commodities that are purchased by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), administered through the Indiana State Department of Health, are distributed monthly and is a federally funded program. To learn more visit the State website here.

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