The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, provides monthly food assistance to qualified applicants. Funds are dispersed through an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, also known as the Oregon Trail Card.
1610 Ninth Court
Hood River, OR 97031
Eligibility: -Live in Oregon
-Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis
-Income eligibility follows a guideline of 200% FPL or below
-Able-bodied-adult without dependents (ABAWD) ages 18 to 52 may have time limits for how long SNAP benefits can be received
-Other factors are considered in determining eligibility and monthly SNAP benefit amount like a source of income, housing costs, utility costs, out-of-pocket medical expenses for those age 60 and older or receiving disability in the group, and relationships of the family group members
-Students ages 18 to 49 enrolled in higher education more than half-time are usually only eligible for SNAP if they meet a special condition (called an exemption). Higher education may include college, university, trade, and??? technical schools. The institution the student is attending decides what is considered 'half-time’ enrollment
-SNAP applicants must be U.S. citizens or meet specific non-citizen requirements
-Participating in SNAP does not count toward public charge, remaining in the United States, getting lawful permanent resident status, keeping lawful permanent resident status, or becoming a U.S. citizen
-Ineligible non-citizens can apply for SNAP on behalf of eligible immigrants or U.S. citizens in their family, even if they do not want to apply for benefits for themselves and would not affect their immigration status
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (541) 386-3199 Main phone
  • (833) 604-0877 Multilingual Line
  • (541) 386-8743 FAX Self-Sufficiency Office
Email Address: [email protected]
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Submit an application and have an interview (in-person or over the phone) with a DHS eligibility worker

Different methods to apply:
-Walk into the office
-Apply online (make sure to put your User ID, password, and tracking number in a safe place)
-Print out a PDF version of the application, fill it out and mail it, fax it, or hand-deliver it
-Call the office and request an application be mailed to you
-Applications are available in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and Somali

What to do once the application has been submitted:
-The local DHS office will call you to set up an in-person or phone interview appointment
-You can contact the local DHS office to set up the interview appointment
-DHS workers may not leave messages on voicemails that do not announce the applicant's name in the greeting of the voicemail
FEES: None
DOCUMENTS: You do not need any documents to fill out and/or submit an application. What you may need to provide during or after your interview:
-Social Security number (SSN) for everyone who wishes to apply for benefits (not required to provide Social Security card)
-Proof of gross income for the last 30 days (pay stubs, a letter from employer, award letter, for self-employment bank statements showing business revenue and costs)
-Non-citizens must provide legal documentation in order for DHS to determine if they meet the eligibility criteria. Some examples include I-94, Permanent Resident Card, I-551, Employment Authorization, I-688B.
-Photo ID may be helpful but is not required. DHS can verify identity with a SSN or another method.
-If you are experiencing homelessness, you will need a temporary mailing address to apply. An eligibility worker can help you to figure out other needed documents.
-If you are facing challenges obtaining proof of income or other documents, a worker can work with you to obtain income verification and other needed information.
-Adults age 60 and older and adults with disabilities may be eligible for increased benefits by providing proof of their out of pocket medical expenses
LANGUAGES: English, interpretation by arrangement
Applications available in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and Somali
AREA SERVED: Gilliam, Hood River, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler Counties
SITE HOURS: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, closed major holidays
  • Food Stamps/SNAP
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