Mission Statement

We, the staff of the Ashland County Department of Job and Family Services, are committed to providing basic needs and life skills so children, families and adults can achieve self support.

Food Assistance Program

The Food Assistance Program is designed to raise nutritional levels, to expand buying power, and to safeguard the health and well-being of individuals in low income households in Ohio.


A household may consist of an individual or a group of individuals who live together and usually purchase, prepare and eat their food together.

A person may qualify for benefits if the household's gross monthly income (before taxes) is within 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. Food Assistance Program benefits can be used to buy most food or food products intended for human consumption.

You can file an application:

Food Assistance Application

What to bring to your appointment:

We are required to determine eligibility within 30 days of your application.


Published on  26.04.2012