Gateway Service Center is located at 5000-1 Norwood Avenue
Jacksonville, FL – 32208.
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. You must apply online or in person for this program.
Approved recipients receive their benefits in an EBT card that is used like an ATM card and can use it to purchased eligible food at authorized retail food stores. Alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pet food, cleaning supplies, paper products and other non-food items cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits.
- Applicants must provide proof of their identity.
- Healthy adults, 18 to 50 years of age, who do not have dependent children or are not pregnant, can only get food assistance benefits for 3 months in a 3-year period if they are not working or participating in a work or workfare program.
- Most households must pass a gross income limit less than or equal to 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
- Individuals must live in the state of Florida.
- Individuals must be a U.S. citizen or have a qualified non-citizen status.
- Individuals must provide a Social Security Number or proof they have applied for one.
- Certain individuals must cooperate with the state’s child support enforcement agency to prove a child’s legal relationship to their parent and to get the court to order child support payments.
Temporary Cash Assistance
For additional information contact Toll Free number 1-(866) 762-2237