eatbettertoday.com is the home of Rhode Island’s SNAP information center. Call our toll-free hotline with questions 1-866-306-0270. SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program. Our goal is to provide you with tools to support your independence and health. We are a one-stop hub for fast, easy and secure EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) benefit information. This site will assist you in making eating and shopping easier in these times of economic stress and to keep our state healthy as well .
We invite you to use the links to the left to learn more about qualifying and applying for an EBT card without even having to pick up the phone. Learn all you need to know about applying for SNAP benefits, using the SNAP Calculator, contacting your local outreach workers, and utilizing tips on how to use SNAP to eat better today.
Partner agencies can learn all about eat better today by using the helpful links on the partners’ page.
Times are tough, but applying for SNAP benefits shouldn’t be! Please use this website to help answer any questions you may have. If you need any additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Some homeless, elderly, and disabled SNAP recipients will soon be able to use their SNAP benefits at certain approved restaurants.
FACTS ABOUT THE SNAP PROGRAM
- SNAP benefits increase purchasing power, provide aid to farmers, and have a positive impact on the economy.
- You can own a car or a house and still qualify for SNAP benefits.
- You don’t have to leave your house to apply for SNAP benefits. You can mail in your application and have a telephone interview.
- You can buy any food item (other than hot, prepared foods) with your SNAP benefits. You can also use your SNAP benefits to buy seeds and plants that grow fruits and vegetables. You can not purchase paper products, alcohol, cigarettes, pet food or other non- food items.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.