Get Help & Info

Recent Updates

Apply for P-EBT

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students who normally get free or reduced-price school meals at school may be eligible for a program to help your family buy groceries. This program is called Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT).

Learn More

Apply for Food Benefits

While applying on-line is recommended; if preferred, SNAP and healthcare applications can be completed over the phone by calling the ABE Customer Call Center at: 800-843-6154.

Learn More

Child Tax Credits

Millions of families will start to receive monthly payments from the IRS following the enactment of President Biden’s coronavirus relief law that included an expansion of the child tax credit.

Learn More

Find Food IL Map

Use the Find Food IL map to find places in your community offering free food or meals. You can also find stores and markets that accept SNAP/LINK or WIC coupons. Plus, see the DHS or WIC office nearest to you.

Food Map

SNAP Additional Information

SNAP, formerly called Food Stamps, is a federal program that supplements the food budgets of households with low income so they can be more independent, work towards self-sufficiency, and prepare nutritious meals.

View PDF