Food Assistance

February SNAP Was Delivered Early.  Customers who use SNAP EBT should keep in mind that February food dollars were issued on January 16, 2019.  This means that you may have two months’ worth of food dollars on your account this month. No food dollars will be added in February.  The early food dollars are meant to help with next month’s food.  We encourage our SNAP-participating customers to plan their purchases carefully so that they have money available to meet their food needs.

Ohio Direction Card/EBT

Ohio EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) is the electronic distribution of food assistance benefits. Benefits are accessed with the Ohio Direction Card. The Ohio Direction Card is similar to commercial debit and ATM cards. Most Ohio grocery stores accept the Ohio Direction Card.


  • Safer and more secure than carrying cash or checks
  • Faster payment
  • Convenient and easy to use
EBT Informational Materials: Ohio Direction Card English
EBT Informational Materials: Ohio Direction Card Spanish
EBT Related Links