The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides benefits to supplement the food budget of income-eligible families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. 

You can apply for SNAP benefits in three ways; online, paper application, or over the phone.

Apply for SNAP benefits online

Print out the SNAP application.

Please follow all instructions on the first page of the application.

Call (855) 944.FOOD(3663) to apply for SNAP over the phone. Calls are taken 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, excluding major holidays.

You can turn in your application by mail or email or fax or drop it off at any local DHS office.

Email your application to

Fax your application to 515-564-4017

Mail your application:
Cedar Rapids Service Area
Imaging Center 4
PO Box 2027
Cedar Rapids, IA  52406-2027

Related Agency - Iowa Health and Human Services


Hoover Building, 1305 E. Walnut St., Des Moines, IA  50319

General - Toll Free Phone (800) 972-2017