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  • Winona County Office Building
    202 W 3rd St, Winona, MN 55987-3146
Service Info
Service:Minnesota Food Assistance Program (MFAP)
Agency:Winona County Department Of Human Services
Loc Name:Winona County Office Building
Location:202 W 3rd St, Winona, MN, 55987-3146 Map
Phone: (507) 457-6200
Email:

Service Description

Minnesota Food Assistance Program (MFAP) can help to pay for food for lawful noncitizens 50 years of age or older with low income. Minnesota set up this program for older noncitizens who are not eligible for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly called food stamps).

To be eligible, older noncitizens must meet all other SNAP requirements, including having very low income. MFAP provides the same amount of food assistance as under the SNAP program, using the same policies and procedures. MFAP benefits are issued through an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which can be used to purchase food at retailers which accept EBT. MFAP benefits may only be used for food (and for plants and seeds to grow food to eat).

To learn about how to use the EBT cards, visit: https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-3315A-ENG

To find where to buy food with MFAP benefits using the EBT card, use the look up at: http://www.snapretailerlocator.com

Features

Building Accessibility
  • Accessible main entrance (zero step approach)
  • Accessible public restroom
  • Designated disability parking
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Eligibility

To be eligible for Minnesota Food Assistance Program (MFAP), must meet all of the following conditions:
- Age 50 years or older
- Meet all eligibility conditions for Food Support, except for US citizenship requirements (see https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/public/DHS-3529-ENG for more information) - this includes household income at or below 165% of the federal poverty guidelines and needing to receive the Domestic Violence Information brochure: https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Public/DHS-3477-ENG
- Meet the state definition for qualified non-citizens or must be non-citizens lawfully residing in the United States
- Live in Minnesota
- Not be on the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP)

Application Instructions

Contact the county human services office or apply online.

Applicants will need to show proof of immigration status, household income, age and identity.

Online application for MFAP and other programs that can help with health care and income: https://applymn.dhs.mn.gov

Fees

There is no fee for this service.

Required Documents

  • application/registration forms
  • ID
  • proof of household income
  • proof of immigration status (I-94)
  • proof of medical costs

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Winona County

Websites

http:/​/​www.​co.​winona.​mn.​us/​page/​2460

Telephones

Telephone types, numbers and hours

TypeNumberHours
Community Services (507) 457 - 6500
Community Services FAX (507) 454 - 9381
FAX (507) 454 - 9382
General Information (507) 457 - 62008:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Last Update

10/10/2014

Statewide TTY Number

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