How do you apply for food assistance in Michigan?

Ken Haddad
Ken Haddad
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Temporary food assistance for eligible low-income families and individuals is available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Use MI Bridges to apply for assistance, check your eligibility status and manage your account online.


Learn More About Food Assistance

Food benefits for individuals who receive Supplemental Social Security Income.

Michigan Combined Application Project (MiCAP)

Change to the Food Assistance Program - work requirements for able-bodied adults are being reinstated in phases statewide.

Work Requirements for Food Assistance

Application Process

The Department of Health and Human Services can help you and your family with temporary assistance when times are tough.



Eligibility is based on the financial situation of all members in a household. Everyone who lives together and purchases and prepares food together is considered a member of the same household group.


Forms and Publications

Forms and Publications for download and print.



Clients are issued a Michigan Bridge Card to purchase certain food products and access cash benefits at a number of retailers and ATMs throughout the state.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a free nutrition education and physical activity promotion program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for children, youth, and adults who receive or are eligible to receive SNAP benefits.


Buy Food Online

Michigan households who receive food assistance are now able to buy food online from select retailers through,,, and using their Bridge Cards.


Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT)

P-EBT provides supplemental food assistance benefits to students who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Restaurant Meal Program

The Restaurant Meal Program provides certain individuals who receive food assistance program benefits (FAP) with the ability to use their Michigan Bridge card to purchase prepared food from participating restaurants.


Disaster Food Assistance Program

Disaster Food Assistance Program

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