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SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Feeding Texas and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) are partnering to get more Texans to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) formerly known as Food Stamps. Through its SNAP Program, The South Texas Food Bank is taking part of this very important state-wide initiative.
What is the SNAP (Food Stamps) Program?
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.
SNAP benefits are directly deposited into the household's EBT card account. Households may use EBT to pay for food at supermarkets, convenience stores and other food retailers, including certain farmers' markets.
One of the main reasons why many needy in the south Texas area are missing out on benefits they qualify for is due to the often long application eligibility process, difficulty in filling applications, misinformation and stigma.
What we do:
We assist clients with application and renewal assistance for various federal services. Help is available to them in person and via telephone.
Please feel free to contact us at (956)726-3120 to schedule an appointment.
More than SNAP!
Did you know that there's more assistance available to you through your SNAP application?
We can also assist you in applying for these the following programs too:
Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program help cover medical expenses for children,
some adults and people with disabilities who meet income requirements.
TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families provides cash payments to help families pay for food, clothing, housing and other essentials.
HTW - Healthy Texas Women is dedicated to offering women’s health and family planning services at no cost to eligible women in Texas. This care helps women plan their families, whether they seek to achieve, postpone, or prevent pregnancy. It also can have a positive effect on future pregnancy planning and general health.
For more information, please visit the official Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Did you know that the food bank has SNAP representatives in other communities?
La Casita Self Help Center
10 Mayorga St Rio Grande City 78582
Val Verde County
Val Verde County Self-Help Center
97 Hamilton LN Del Rio TX 78840
For more information, contact:
SNAP Program Coordinator
Tel: (956) 726-3120 Ext. 100
How do I apply?
If you think you might be eligible for SNAP, Medicaid, and/or TANF and would
like to apply, contact The South Texas Food Bank or visit the USDA website for more information.
To download and print a SNAP application, click here.
Documents that might be requested, depending on the case.