Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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COVID-19 E-Snap Food Supplement

For information on help with food during the COVID-19 emergency, visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services COVID-19 Emergency Food website.

What is SNAP?

The SNAP (food support) program is a county-run, federal program that helps low-income Minnesotans get the food they need for sound nutrition and well-balanced meals. The program issues electronic SNAP benefits on an EBT card that can help stretch your food budget. It is not intended to meet all your food budget needs.

The amount of SNAP benefits your household can get is based on the income, expenses, and the number of people in your household. If you are approved for SNAP, you can use your benefits at many stores, farmers markets and even online at some retailers.


SNAP eligibility depends on your household’s size and income. Winona County accepts client applications, determines eligibility, and determines benefit levels in accordance with state and federal regulations. The SNAP program is available in all 87 Minnesota counties.

Next Steps/How to Apply for SNAP

A Combined Application Form must be completed and turned in to your local agency, or you can complete an application online at 


Along with the completed application you will need to complete a telephone interview. Your application will be screened when you turn it in, and you will be scheduled for the next available interview (may be same day, if available). You may also call our agency to schedule your interview.

Filing Date

The application process begins with the completion of page number 1 of the Combined Application Form containing the name, address and signature of the applicant or the submittal of a MNbenefits application. It is important to submit your application as soon as possible. 

Expedited Processing 

SNAP may be made available within five business days for the following units:

  • Units with less than $150 in monthly gross income and $100 or less in liquid assets.
  • Destitute migrant or seasonal farm worker units who have $100 or less in liquid assets.
  • Units whose combined monthly gross income and liquid assets are less than their monthly housing cost(s) and the applicable standard utility deduction if the unit is entitled to it. 

Winona County Health & Human Services
202 West 3rd Street
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 507-457-6500
Fax: 507-454-9381

*Drop box in parking lot and lobby
Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

  1. mail:
    Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
    1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
    Alexandria, VA 22314; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.