Food Assistance programs provide benefits to eligible persons for the purchase of vital food items. In October 2009, Virginia officially changed the name of the food stamp program to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP can be used like cash to buy eligible food items from authorized retailers. A SNAP account is established for eligible households and automatic deposits are made into the account each month. To access the account, they will also receive an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card, which will debit the account each time eligible food items are purchased. A secret Personal Identification Number (PIN) is required to use the card.
Authorized retailers will display either the Quest logo or a picture of the Virginia EBT card.
- Faith Based Organization Assistance Referral List for Food Assistance
- Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank Mobile Pantry Schedule
For more information regarding Food Assistance Programs, please visit the Virginia Department of Social Services.