Food Assistance

The Food Assistance program is designed to:

  • raise nutritional levels
  • expand buying power
  • safeguard the health and well-being of individuals in low-income households in Ohio

What can be bought with Food Assistance benefits?

  • Food or food products intended for human consumption

Some items which cannot be bought with Food Assistance benefits include:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco
  • Hot food and hot food products prepared to be eaten immediately

What is the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)?

EBT stands for Electronic Benefits Transfer. Your Ohio Direction Card is a debit card. This means you cannot use more benefits than you are eligible to receive. Your benefits are automatically deposited once a month into an account just for you. You can access your benefits at almost all grocery stores using your Ohio Direction Card and your secret 4-digit PIN.

If you would like to receive additional information regarding the Food Assistance program, please click on one of the links to the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, or contact us at (330) 339-7791.

Link to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Food Assistance website:

Work Activities

Click here to go to the Work Activities page.

Recipients of Food Assistance maybe required to participate in a weekly work activity.

Farmers Markets

Tuscarawas Valley Farmer’s Market – Click Here!

Help – Where & How – Click Here! (includes Food Pantry list)