General program description

Eligible families receive an electronic card with a dollar credit equal to the monthly benefits based on family income, family size, shelter costs and other eligibility criteria. The family/ individual is able to add credit to the card each month for basic food items to support the household. The new electronic food assistance card can help stretch the food budget. Formerly the Food Stamp Program, this new benefit card system provides a safe, easy way for eligible participants to access food assistance. It works just like a debit card at participating grocery stores, and helps families by supplementing their income and helping them buy nutritious food.

Food Assistance cannot be used to buy: Alcoholic beverages, tobacco and cigarettes, vitamins and medicines, pet foods, paper products, household supplies, or any other non-food items.


Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is based on family income, family size, shelter costs and other eligibility criteria. To find out if you may qualify, call us or apply online to apply.


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Licking County Job and Family Services
74 S. Second Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
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Hours

Apply online anytime or in person during the following hours:

Mon, Wed, Thu & Fri
7:00 to 11:00 a.m.
12:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Tue – 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
12:30 to 4:00 p.m


Contact Us

740.670.8988
888.895.2790
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