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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps low-income North Dakotans meet their nutritional needs.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: There have been reports of the general public receiving unsolicited calls from what appears to be the SNAP toll-free information hotline number: 1-800-221-5689. The unsolicited callers are requesting personal information offering assistance in filling out a SNAP application or other non-SNAP related services such as home security systems.

Never provide personal information or credit card numbers over the phone to unsolicited callers. This outside entity that has “spoofed” the SNAP toll-free information hotline number is not affiliated with Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) or SNAP. If someone suspects that they have received illegitimate calls from 1-800-221-5689, they may file a complaint with the FCC.

If someone has already fallen victim to this or a similar scam, please visit the Federal Trade Commission Identify Theft website for more information.


To help determine whether you might qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance benefits, use our Calculator. Eligibility must be determined by a county social service office.

To apply for SNAP, complete the Application for Assistance and/or contact your local County Social Service Office.

For more information visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) page. The publications page contains information including brochures, policy manuals, news and reports.

SNAP Retailer Locator - Find stores where you can use your SNAP EBT card to buy food. Click on Select Locations and type in county or city information to find USDA approved vendors in your area, or use the map tool.

AARP Benefits QuickLINK

Farmers Markets

These participating farmers markets accept SNAP EBT benefits:


Sertoma Park Shelter #5
Saturdays – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Open now through October)

Skyline Ranch Produce
Kmart Parking Lot
Sundays - Noon to 5 p.m. (Open now through October)
Thursdays - Noon to 5 p.m.


Skyline Ranch Produce
Shopko Parking Lot
Wednesdays - 3 to 6 p.m. (CT) (Open now)


Aspen Hills Produce
Shopko Parking Lot
Saturdays - 8 a.m. to Noon (Open now through October 17)


Erbe's Farmers Market
West Acres Parking Lot (Along 42nd Street)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Open now through end of October)

Red River Market
Broadway and 2nd Ave. N. (Downtown Fargo)
Saturdays - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Open now through October)


Skyline Ranch Produce
All Seasons Arena
Mondays - 3 to 6 p.m. (CT) (Open now)


North Prairie Farmers Market
One Block North of Burdick/Broadway Intersection
Saturdays - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Open now through October)


Skyline Ranch Produce
Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center Parking Lot
Fridays - 3 to 6 p.m. (October)

West Fargo

Hildebrant's Farmers Market
349 E. Main
Monday to Friday - 10 to 7 p.m.
Saturdays - 10 to 6 p.m.
Sundays - Noon to 6 p.m.


Things You Need to Know Before Applying for SNAP

Before you apply, please visit the "Before You Apply for SNAP" document. This gives a brief overview of the information needed, why certain questions are asked, information about citizenship and immigration status and your rights and responsibilities. If you have questions about applying for SNAP, please contact your local county social services office.

Partnering Organizations Strategic Plan to Address Hunger
The N.D. Department of Human Services is a member of a statewide coalition working to address hunger. See the coalition’s Creating a Hunger Free North Dakota Strategic Plan (September 2009) (80kb pdf)

Report Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Fraud or Scams

To report suspected SNAP fraud, call the Fraud Hotline at 1-800-472-2622 or e-mail abrasmussen@nd.gov

Information on reporting suspected SNAP fraud or other SNAP-related scams is online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/fraud.htm and http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/alert.htm.

Non-Discrimination Policy and Client Rights

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Under the Food Stamp Act and USDA policy, discrimination is also prohibited on the basis of religion or political beliefs.

To file a complaint of discrimination, contact USDA or HHS. Write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). Write HHS, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 506-F, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington D.C. 20201 or call (202) 619-0403 (voice) or (202) 619-3257 (TTY). USDA and HHS are equal opportunity providers and employers.

Finding Other Help

To find out if you may qualify for other state and federal programs, visit:

NOTE: To determine if you qualify for public assistance programs, you must apply and follow North Dakota's application process. Contact your local County Social Service Office.

Contact Us

For information related to the application for benefits, program eligibility, or an existing case, contact your local County Social Services Office, OR direct your questions to the department.

Economic Assistance Policy Division
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
600 E Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 325
Bismarck ND 58505-0250
Phone: (701) 328-2328
Toll Free: (800) 755-2716 (ND Only)
ND Relay TTY: (800) 366-6888

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