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The food stamp program is for low-income consumers who need help buying groceries, funded through the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service.
The food stamp program is designed to assist low income people in purchasing meat, milk, bread, produce, and other items for preparing meals.
Generally, however, it takes about 30 days for a food stamp application to be processed.
Before you fill out the application, use the Pre-Screening Eligibility Tool to help determine whether you would qualify for food stamp assistance.
Seventeen percent of the city's residents earned below 50 percent of the poverty line and 29 percent received food stamp assistance.
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