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A program of Portsmouth Department of Social Services
1701 High Street, Suite 101
Portsmouth, VA  23704
Main Fax: (757) 465-2951  
Main Phone: (757) 405-1800  
What type of business is this?  Local Government

Who Are We?

Portsmouth Department of Social Services participates in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps. SNAP benefits are electronic benefits that can be used like cash to buy food at any store that has a sign displaying the Quest logo or a picture of the Virginia Electronic Transfer Benefit card.


Each eligible household will receive a card that may be used like a bank debit card to purchase eligible food items from your account. Plants and seeds to grow a garden can also be purchased.  The program is designed to help prevent hunger and malnutrition by insuring a better diet for low income household. It is not designed to supply all food needs, only to supplement them.

Who Do We Serve?

Age range: Serving ages 18 years of age and older Among our staff, we can speak:English Service Area (Cities|Counties):Portsmouth City Other Eligibility Requirements:Must be a resident of Portsmouth and meet guidelines set up by program.

How Much Does Our Service Cost?

Cost for Services:No Fee

The When and How?
Hours of operation:           Monday:8:00 AM-5:00 PM          Tuesday:8:00 AM-5:00 PM          Wednesday:8:00 AM-5:00 PM          Thursday:8:00 AM-5:00 PM          Friday:8:00 AM-5:00 PM
How to Access Services:You may apply for food stamps at the office. Your application will be accepted the same day you come in. However, an interview is required and may be held on a different day. If you are eligible for food stamps, you will receive a card that may be used to purchase food on your account.
Consumers can expect to be contacted in 24 hours. Consumer can self refer.
Accessible to Public Transportation?Yes
This listing last updated:5/13/2014 2:16:18 PM Internal ID #: 86183