The Food Assistance program is designed to:
- raise nutritional levels
- expand buying power
- safeguard the health and well-being of individuals in low-income households in Ohio
What can be bought with Food Assistance benefits?
- Food or food products intended for human consumption
Some items which cannot be bought with Food Assistance benefits include:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Hot food and hot food products prepared to be eaten immediately
What is the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)?
EBT stands for Electronic Benefits Transfer. Your Ohio Direction Card is a debit card. This means you cannot use more benefits than you are eligible to receive. Your benefits are automatically deposited once a month into an account just for you. You can access your benefits at almost all grocery stores using your Ohio Direction Card and your secret 4-digit PIN.
If you would like to receive additional information regarding the Food Assistance program, please click on one of the links to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, or contact us at (330) 339-7791.
Link to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Food Assistance website:
Click here to go to the Work Activities page.
Recipients of Food Assistance maybe required to participate in a weekly work activity.
Help – Where & How – Click Here! (includes Food Pantry list)