The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally-funded program which issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. SNAP helps low-income working people, senior citizens, people with disabilities, and others feed their families. Eligibility and benefit levels are based on household size, income and other factors. Electronic Benefits Cards can be used at a checkout counter the same way a debit card is used. There are many supermarkets throughout the county where recipients can use their benefit card.