Gainesville Service Center SNAP Office is located at 1000 NE 16th. Avenue Gainesville, FL – 32601. The United States Department of Agricultures (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food assistance in Florida and formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, provides food benefits, access to a healthy diet, and education on food preparation and nutrition to low-income households. Approved recipients get their benefits in and EBT card that is used like an ATM card, and they can purchase nutritional food at authorized retail food stores. Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, paper products, pet food, cosmetics, and other non-food items cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits.