The Food Stamps Program is now called SNAP, which stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The SNAP program is a nutrition assistance program that changes lives and helps communities.

  • SNAP is an entitlement program.
  • You can use SNAP benefits at farmer's markets
  • You can purchase seeds and seedlings with SNAP
  • You can use manufacturer's coupons with your SNAP benefits

SNAP is a federally funded program administered by Cayuga County Human Services Department for the United States Department of Agriculture.   The goal of the program is to provide a higher level of nutrition to income eligible individuals and families by enhancing their ability to purchase healthy food.  

There is additional information about the SNAP program including retailers and farmer's markets where you can use your benefits at:


  • The fastest way to apply for SNAP benefits is to apply electronically at
  • Come to the Cayuga County Office Building, Third Floor, at 160 Genesee Street, Auburn, New York
  • Contact the SNAP office at (315) 253-1210, FAX (315) 253-4960
  • You can contact Cassi O'Sullivan, Family Development
    Nutrition Outreach and Education Program Coordinator for Cayuga County at 315-255-1703 x237

If you are interested in nutrition education to help your family eat better for less, you can go to - sponsored by USDA or contact Eat Smart NY, free to all SNAP households at (315) 255-1183 at the Cayuga County Cooperative Extension.

For additional information on the NYS Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), call or visit the web at:

  • 1-800-522-5006 For the NYS Growing Up Healthy Hotline


  • People can text the word "food" to 877-877 and they will receive a text back with open site information.
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