Posted September 11, 2018 07:16:17 When your state is due to begin processing food stamp applications is it going to be easier or harder to find your next meal?
That’s the question the Food Bank of Missouri is asking this week as it prepares to roll out a new system for food stamp applicants.
The Food Bank, which operates in six Missouri counties, is offering applications to residents for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
Applications will go out on Sept. 14, 2019, for a deadline of Dec. 31, 2019.
The new system is part of a larger push to increase the availability of nutritious food in communities across the state.
In 2017, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a law allowing SNAP to apply for food stamps.
In the new fiscal year, SNAP will be able to apply again for food assistance.
The Missouri Food Bank also announced plans to expand the number of food pantries across the city of St. Louis.
That includes opening a new location in the city’s Southside neighborhood in 2018.
In order to apply, applicants must submit a food stamp renewal application that includes information on where they live and if they have children, including information on whether they qualify for a job-related SNAP benefit.
They also must submit an application that has an address, phone number and mailing address.
Applicants who are eligible for SNAP will also have to pay for the food they are eligible to receive and can only receive benefits in their home state.
Applicant families will have the option to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, which are similar to food stamps but are more expensive and are more available to low-income families.
The state also has the option of providing cash assistance to families that do not qualify for food aid.
In addition to food assistance, the Missouri Food Banks has also launched a new program called the Supplemental Nutrition Services Program (SNAP) that allows SNAP to buy groceries from local stores.
The SNAP program was developed in response to a lack of grocery stores and the rising cost of food.
A Missouri Foodbank spokesman said the new SNAP program will be rolled out in the next several weeks.