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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS)
801 E Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Main: 
(804) 726-7000
Phone Fax: 
(804) 692-0319
Phone Toll-Free: 
(800) 552-3431

Who We Are

Virginia Department of Social Services - One of the Benefit Programs is financial assistance by way of food assistance.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, (SNAP) benefits are electronic benefits that can be used like cash to buy food at any store that has a sign displaying the Quest logo or a picture of the Virginia Electronic Transfer Benefit card.

Each eligible household will receive a card that may be used like a bank debit card to purchase eligible food items from your account. 

With SNAP benefits, you can also purchase seeds to grow a garden. The program is designed to help prevent hunger and malnutrition by ensuring a better diet for a low-income household. It is not designed to supply all food needs, only to supplement them.           

Residents can now apply for Social Services benefits online.   Click Here to apply online at the Virginia CommonHelp website.

Who We Serve

Languages Spoken:
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Fee Structure: 
No Fee

When and How

Office Hours: 
Currently open!
Monday - Friday: 8:15 am-5:00 pm
Available 24/7: 
Age Requirements:
 18 and over
Family : 
Other Eligibility Criteria: 
Call for criteria
Intake Process: 
Call the office for an appointment and more information.
Self Refer: 
Provider Refer: 


Report Problems: 
Call the Agency


Where Service is Provided: 
On Site
Accessibility Entrance Traits: 
Minimum 32" wide opening
Public Facility Traits: 
Hallways free of obstruction and minimum 36" wide