GROCERIES

 

YOU CANNOT USE YOUR OHIO DIRECTION CARD TO BUY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

 

  1. PET FOOD
  2. PAPER PRODUCTS
  3. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS SUCH AS CLEANING SUPPLIES.
  4. FOOD SOLD HEATED IN THE GROCERY STORE
  5. ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, TOBACCO PRODUCTS AND MEDICINES.

 

APPLICATION

WHEN APPLYING FOR FOOD ASSISTANCE YOU WILL NEED TO BRING SOME VERIFICATION WITH YOU TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION PROCESS, YOU WILL NEED:

 

  1. PHOTO ID
  2. ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE
  3. ORIGINAL SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
  4. PROOF OF AGE AND CITIZENSHIP
  5. PROOF OF PAST 30 DAYS INCOME
  6. PROOF OF ASSETS WITH BANK STATEMENT
  7. PROOF OF ADDRESS AND HOUSING COSTS
  8. CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS OR BENEFITS
  9. PROOF OF DISABILITY IF NEEDED
APPLY

 

´╗┐NUTRITION

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE IS NOW ISSUED ON A DEBIT CARD CALLED THE OHIO DIRECTION CARD. CLIENTS CANNOT USE MORE BENEFITS THAN THEY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR. WHEN FAMILIES USE THE CARD AT THE GROCERY STORE THE PURCHASE IS AUTOMATICALLY DEDUCTED FROM THEIR MONTHLY BENEFIT.

 

THE OHIO DIRECTION CARD CAN BE USED AT ANY GROCERY STORE THAT DISPLAYS THE OHIO DIRECTION CARD LOGO. FOOD AS WELL AS SEEDS AND PLANTS CAN BE PURCHASED WITH THE CARD.