Food Assistance Program

Goal and Purpose

The Food Assistance Program − formerly the Food Stamp Program helps eligible low-income Ohioans stretch their food budgets and buy healthy food. A household may consist of an individual or a group of individuals who live together and usually purchase
and prepare their food together.


You may qualify for benefits if your household’s gross monthly income is at or under 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. Some households may qualify if they have incomes over the limit if someone in the household is elderly or disabled. If your household’s income is under the limit, or if the limit does not apply, your benefit amount will be determined based on your household expenses.

This includes your:
  • Rent or mortgage costs
  • Gas
  • Electric
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Phone
  • Medical expenses
  • Payments for child support and child care
Other factors in determining eligibility include the number of people in your household who purchase and prepare food together and, in some situations, resources such as cash, savings and stocks.

Applying for Assistance

You may apply for food assistance online by downloading the Request for Cash, Food and Medical Assistance (JFS 7200) form and submitting it to Greene County Department of Job and Family Services.


If you having problems regarding your Ohio Direction Card (the new food stamp card) please call (866) 386-3071 or online.

Food Assistance Non-Discrimination Statement

How do I file a discrimination complaint?
If you believe that you have been denied or delayed services for which you are eligible because of your race, color, national origin, religion, gender, political affiliation or belief (food assistance only), disability, age, or citizenship (WIOA), you must file your complaint within six months of the date on which the incident or treatment happened. To file a discrimination complaint, or if you need assistance filing your complaint(s), please contact the Bureau of Civil Rights at:

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Office of Employee and Business Services
Bureau of Civil Rights
30 East Broad Street, 30th floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: (614) 644-2703 or toll-free 1-866-227-6353
TTY hearing impaired: 1-866-221-6700
Fax: (614) 752-6381