Cash and Food Programs

Looking for SNAP?

Visit our Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) page.

Select from the tabs below to explore the variety of Cash and Food programs available to Chippewa County residents.

Looking for SNAP? 

SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Program assistance is a county-run, federal program administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture that helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food that's needed for sound nutrition and well-balanced meals.  The program issues electronic food support benefits that can be used to purchase allowable food items from participating grocers.

How to Apply

There are many ways you can get an application to apply. We strongly recommend you contact our office to be screened for potential eligibility for assistance programs. You would need to complete an application, have an interview, and provide all required verification for a determination of eligibility to be made.

  • The options are as follows: Visit our office to complete an application. 
  • Call the office at 320-269-6401 and one can be mailed to you.   
  • NO English 
  • download320-269-6401 or 877-450-6401.
  • Apply online at MNbenefits.MN.Gov
  • Print an application from the MNBenefits site (directly linked below also)

Combined Application for SNAP and Cash Assistance Programs - English Language Version (PDF)

Combined Application for SNAP and Cash Assistance Programs - Spanish Language Version (PDF)


download320-269-6401 or 877- 450-6401

  1. Family Services

    Physical Address
    719 N Seventh Street
    Suite 200
    Montevideo, MN 56265

    Fax: 320-269-6405

*** Notice of Change***                  ***Aviso De Cambio***         ***Esinesin Ren Ekkesiwin***


Effective:  February 5, 2024

If applying for benefits/services using a FOREIGN PASSPORT, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is strongly encouraging people to provide a U.S. Government-issued enumerator with a foreign passport enumerator, whenever possible.

This will help to improve the quality and accuracy of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) responses when using a foreign passport.  

All applicants/enrollees should be prepared to provide the additional U.S. Government-issued enumerator:

  • Alien/USCIS Number
  • Card Number/I-797 Receipt Number
  • I-94 Number


En vigor:  5 de febrero de 2024

Si solicita beneficios/servicios utilizando un PASAPORTE EXTRANJERO, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) recomienda encarecidamente a las personas que proporcionen un enumerador expedido por el Gobierno de los Estados Unidos con un enumerador de pasaporte extranjero, siempre que sea posible.

Esto ayudará a mejorar la calidad y precisión de las respuestas del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) cuando se utilice un pasaporte extranjero.

Todos los solicitantes/inscritos deben estar preparados para proporcionar el enumerador adicional expedido por el Gobierno de los EE.UU:

  • Número de extranjero/USCIS
  • Número de tarjeta/Número de recibo I-797
  • Número I-94


Pwopwutἃ Pèchèkkύnan: February 5, 2024

Nupwen emèn epwe apply ikἃ ammasou taropwe ren peekin ἃninnis me ekkὂch services, ewe ofesin Department of Homeland Security mi pesei aramas ar repwe awora ngeni ekkewe neeni ekkewe taropwe mi inet ngeni kich seni ei mwuun Merika mwumwuutἃn ach sipwe nὂnnὂmw me winipwὂs wὂn ekkei fènύwen Merika.

Ei taropwe epwe ἃnisi me aèchύènὂ ussun an ewe Department of Homeland Security pènύweni nèύch kewe application ikἃ ekkewe ἃninnis si tungor seni mwuun Merika nupwen omw nèύnèύ passport-un ekis. 

Meinisin chὂn ammasou taropwe ikἃ application ren ekkewe ἃninnis seni mwuun Merika repwe mwὂnnotἃ ar repwe awora ekkei taropwe ussun ekkei mi tettenitiw me faan:


•  I-94