Households that meet financial requirements are eligible to receive a debit card to purchase food at participating grocery stores. It is important that you file your application today to protect the amount of your benefits. To apply online, click here https://commonhelp.virginia.gov. Your application will go into effect the day it is received at the office, not the day of your appointment. The agency has 30 days to process your application or seven days if expedited. Additionally, your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for the month of application will be prorated from the date your application is received by Social Services if you are found eligible. We are located at 5249 Olde Towne Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CCCTo apply and screen online, click here https://commonhelp.virginia.gov. Our phone number is 757-259-3100. For more information, contact JoAnn Coles, JoAnn.Coles@jamescitycountyva.gov, 757-259-3179.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are electronic benefits that can be used like cash to buy food at any store that has a sign displaying the Cardinal Card or the Quest sign. Each eligible household will receive a card that may be used like a bank debit card to purchase eligible food items from your account. Check for eligibility with https://commonhelp.virginia.gov.