In this section: Cash Assistance | Child Care Assistance | Food Assistance | Medical Assistance | PRC

Food Assistance

  • Helps persons with low incomes to obtain nutritious food.
  • Allows you to purchase specific staples and grocery items at participating stores.
  • Eligibility determined by county JFS based on federal guidelines including income and household size.
Application for SNAP, Cash, Medical, Child Care Assistance (JFS 07200)
Fact Sheet
Food Assistance Change Reporting
OWF/Food Assistance Sanction Compliance Agreement
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

Apply online for cash, medical, and food assistance

For general case inquiries:
(330) 675-2000
Fax: (330) 675-2102
280 N Park Ave #1, Warren, OH 44481
M-F 8:30am - 4:15pm (excluding legal holidays)

Ohio Direction Card

How are food assistance distributed?

Once eligibility is determined, the Ohio Direction Card is issued and sent to the individual’s or family’s address on record. It can be used at most grocery stores across Trumbull County.

How does the card work?

The card looks similar to and works like a credit or debit card. It can be used in most any food store checkout line. Check with the grocery store you go to most frequently and ask how your card will work.

When users make eligible grocery purchases, they simply swipe the card through a reader at the register. The amount is deducted from the total monthly benefit amount. Remember that “eligible grocery purchases” means food or food products except alcohol, tobacco, and food prepared to eat immediately, such as food at restaurants.