Nutrition Assistance

The Basics

Nutrition Assistance is a program that helps you pay for food. It is Arizona’s part of a federal program called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the new name for the program formerly known as Food Stamps.

The program does not use paper Food Stamps anymore. Instead, you get a plastic card called an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. The EBT card looks and works like a debit card. Arizona puts money on the EBT card each month. You use the card to pay for food, just the way you would use a debit card.

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