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Summer EBT in 2024

Beginning in 2024, New York State will launch Summer EBT, a new program that provides low-income families with food benefits to help buy groceries during the summer when kids might not have access to school meals. Most eligible children will receive Summer EBT food benefits automatically; however, some families may need to apply.

Summer EBT Quick Facts

Food Assistance (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

(607) 274-5201

Previously known as Food Stamps, the Federal SNAP program provides low-income households monthly benefits to purchase food. Income and resource standards vary according to age, health, household size and household expenditures.

You or your authorized representative can apply for SNAP either online at or by completing a New York State-prescribed form manually and mailing it to or dropping it off at the Department of Social Services.

The following links contain important information:

For more information -- including how to file a complaint if you feel that you've been discriminated against -- click here for the SNAP page on New York State's Office of Family and Disability Assistance website.

Information about the rights of applicants/recipients of this and other public assistance programs which our department administers locally can be found at