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You may be eligible for help with the high cost of food through NJ SNAP. If you meet income eligibility requirements, you may receive assistance that will enable you to buy healthy food from many stores. Assistance is available to households of all descriptions, including families, couples without children, individuals, seniors, disabled persons, legal immigrants and victims of family violence. Eligibility depends on several factors like income, household size, resources, etc. Learn more about income guidelines here. Read the NJ SNAP brochure in English or Spanish.
NJ SNAP Accepted at Farmers' Markets
You can now use your Family First Card to buy nutritious produce at participating farmers’ markets throughout the state. Many farmers’ markets were not able to accept the card until recently because they didn’t have access to the electricity or telephone line needed to process transactions online. Participating farmers have now been given the wireless equipment they need to process these transactions. The farmers will be able to use this equipment at the various farmers’ markets around the state where they sell their produce. Find a Farmer’s Market near you. (Click on the green map in the lower right corner.)
You can apply for NJ SNAP online, by texting from your cell phone, or going to your local Board of Social Services.
For more information about NJ SNAP call the NJ SNAP Hotline: 800.687.9512.
|WIC Income Eligibility Guidelines|
(July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016)
|48 Contiguous States, D.C., Guam and Territories|
|1||$21,978||$ 1,832||$ 916||$ 846||$ 423|
|2||$29,637||$ 2,470||$ 1,235||$ 1,140||$ 570|
|3||$37,296||$ 3,108||$ 1,554||$ 1,435||$ 718|
|4||$44,955||$ 3,747||$ 1,874||$ 1,730||$ 865|
|5||$52,614||$ 4,385||$ 2,193||$ 2,024||$ 1,012|
|6||$60,273||$ 5,023||$ 2,512||$ 2,319||$1,160|
|7||$67,951||$ 5,663||$ 2,832||$ 2,614||$1,307|
|8||$75,647||$ 6,304||$ 3,152||$ 2,910||$1,455|
|+1 Add||$ 7,696||$ 642||$ 321||$ 296||$ 148|
NJ WIC is a program that is designed to provide funds for the purchase of healthy food to low-income women, who are pregnant, postpartum, or breastfeeding infants; and their other children up to age 5.
If you are:
If your family’s gross income is less than or equal to the amount shown, you may be eligible to receive WIC benefits and services.
WIC Offers More than Just Food
The benefits and services available through this program go beyond the WIC checks you will receive to purchase nutritious food at the grocery store. If you are eligible, you will also receive:
You may apply for WIC by contacting your local WIC agency/community WIC clinic site and scheduling an appointment.
Further assistance is available by calling:
When you go to apply for WIC you should bring the following documentation with you:
** The adult and all child applicants must be present at the appointment.