The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as 'food stamps', is a program managed in Illinois by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS). The DHS provides financial help for the costs of buying food and other nutritional goods.
If you are eligible for SNAP benefits, you are also eligible to receive an Illinois LINK card. DHS will regularly put the money you receive for SNAP on your LINK card, which you can use at eligible stores. Make sure to ask an employee or look for a sign on the store window to make sure you can use your LINK card to buy goods.
Foods and programs covered by SNAP include, but are not limited to the following:
Illinois SNAP eligibility requirements can be found here.