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    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    The SNAP Program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is intended to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by increasing the food purchasing power of low income households. Benefits are posted monthly to eligible households on an EBT card to purchase eligible food items at participating stores.

    For more information or to request an application for SNAP, please contact us at (434) 455-5850 or E-mail us. To apply online for SNAP go to:

    The following chart lists Lynchburg Department of Social Services' performance in a critical area and is measured by the Virginia Department of Social Services.

                                    City of Lynchburg
                    SNAP Application Processing Timelines

    Fiscal Year Timeliness Percentage
    2012 97.3%
    2011 98.9%
    2010 97.7%
    2009 98.6%
    2008 98%


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