Ohio has three ways to apply for food assistance:
 

1.You can apply online at https://odjfsbenefits.ohio.gov.
2.You can fill out a "Request for Cash, Food and Medical Assistance" (JFS 7200) form and submit it to your county agency. You can get the form at  or by visiting your county agency. You can find the address and phone number of your county agency at http://jfs.ohio.gov/County/County_Directory.pdf or by looking in the county government section of your phone book. Some county agencies have multiple locations so make sure to call first to find the location nearest you. You can also register to vote at your county agency. 
3.You may also file the application through your local Ohio Benefit Bank site. The Ohio Benefit Bank helps low- and moderate-income Ohioans apply for work supports such as tax credits and public benefits, including Ohio Works First. To find the Ohio Benefit Bank site nearest you and to get more information, go to www.ohiobenefits.org.

FNS Nondiscrimination Statement

http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsn-nondiscrimination-statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture(USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.  To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaints From (AD-3027) found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)             mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture

                           Office of the Assistant Security of Civil Rights

                           1400 Independence Avenue, SW

                            Washington D.C. 20250-9410

(2)                fax:  (202) 690-7442; or

(3)                email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider

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