Nutrition For Hungry Minds

If you are not getting proper nutrition consistently, or you’re constantly worrying about money for food, it can have a negative effect on your performance in school. We want to help you be at your best.

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is a monthly nutrition program that provides funds for qualified individuals and families to purchase healthy food from local grocery stores, farmers’ markets, or online.

Am I eligible?

You may qualify for nutrition assistance in the following circumstances:

  • Participating in a state or federally funded work-study program
  • Taking care of a dependent under age 6 or taking care of dependents between 6 to 12 with no adequate child care to allow you to attend school and work a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Receiving assistance through Title IV-A of the Social Security Act
  • Being assigned or placed into higher education through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Section 236 of the Trade Act, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Employment and Training Program, or another state or local employment or training program

Please note that the following has been temporarily suspended until further notice:

  • Working a minimum of 20 hours a week

Additional circumstances that may qualify you for nutrition assistance include:

  • Being enrolled at least half-time in a higher-ed institution; and
  • Being eligible to participate (though you do not need to actually participate) in a state or federally funded work-study program, as determined by the institute of higher education or reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report (SAR); or
  • During the current academic year, you have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $0 (zero) as determined by your FAFSA

Apply for SNAP Today

Create an account and fill out an application.

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Need help?

For assistance with applying for SNAP benefits, please contact:

Tiffany Richardson, SNAP Support Specialist

Additional Resources

Mesa Market Food Pantry

The Mesa Market is a service of Mesa Community College's Student Life & Leadership Department providing free food, hygiene products, and school supplies to students on both the Southern & Dobson and Red Mountain Campuses.

Curbside Pickup Scheduling:

Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)

Read the latest news regarding SNAP recipients, get detailed information about the application process, get answers to your frequently asked questions, and more!

Arizona Food Bank Network

Determine if you qualify for SNAP benefits, apply for SNAP, and keep track of your benefits. You can also find a list of food banks.

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