Eat healthy with a little help from 3SquaresVT!
3SquaresVT is a federal USDA program that can help stretch your food budget so you can put three healthy meals on your table every day.
Vermonters Age 60 & Over
If you're age 60 or over, click here to go to a page specifically for you!
Who is eligible for 3SquaresVT?
You may be eligible if:
The best way to find out if you are eligible is to apply.
How do I apply for 3SquaresVT?
What if I have questions? Need help applying?
Call 1-800-479-6151 during business hours ((Monday to Thursday, 8AM to 5:45 PM, Fridays, 8AM – 4:15 PM). You can also visit a district office or click here for a list of other organizations that can help.
How much can I get?
The benefits you may receive will depend on your household size, income, and expenses.
The average monthly benefit per household is about $235.
How does the monthly payment work?
If anyone in your household is under 65, your monthly benefit will be added to an EBT card called Vermont Express. It can be used to buy food at many stores and farmers' markets much like you'd use a bankcard or credit card. Click here to get more information about how the card works and where you can use it.
If everyone in your household is 65 or older or receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your benefits will be deposited as cash directly into your bank account.
Using 3SquaresVT to buy food is easy and convenient.
Additional Benefit For Families with School-Age Children
If you are eligible for a monthly benefit, have a school-age child, AND your child's school participates in a federal meals program, we will notify the school that your child qualifies for free meals, unless you ask us not to. You won't have to fill out the school's meal application form.
Other Food Help
3SquaresVT is Vermont's name for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Formerly called food stamps, it is a program of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
If you get a call from what seems to be the SNAP toll free hotline (1-800-221-5689) do not provide any personal information or your credit card number. Click here for more information.
3Squares Brochure in Multiple Languages
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