SNAP Outreach Program
(Para informacion en español, oprima aqui)
The Texas Food Bank Network (TFBN) 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 Outreach Program, The South Texas Food Bank is taking part of this very important state-wide initiative.
What is the SNAP (Food Stamps) Outreach Program?
According to the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) reported that in 2009 and 2010 millions of dollars in federal benefits available for hungry Texans were being left unclaimed.
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 and eligibility process that is often delayed by the vast numbers of cases that many state caseworkers have to process. These delays often discourage people from seeking assistance.
The South Texas Food Bank addresses this critical problem by providing individual application and process assistance for potential applicants. Our SNAP Outreach Program assistants help fill out applications, translate, explain, and even at time a times verify eligibility!
How do I apply for SNAP benefits?
If you think you might be eligible for food stamps, Medicaid, and/or TANF benefits and would like to apply, contact The South Texas Food Bank to help you fill out your application by:
To download and print a SNAP Program application,
More than Food Stamps!
Did you know that you can also apply for Medicaid and TANF (if you are a qualifying candidate) through your food stamps application?
We can also assist you in applying for these the following programs too:
- Medicaid for children and adults
- CHIP (Pre-natal)
- Women's programs
To download and print a Children's Medicaid-Chip application,
For more information, please visit the official Texas Health and Human Services Commission website: www.hhsc.state.tx.us
STFB SNAP Outreach Goes Mobile!
If you need help applying for any of these programs, you don't have to come the Food Bank office to get help. SNAP Outreach Program assistants will be able to assist you on the following days at the following locations:
Tuesdays (8 A.M. - 5 P.M.): WIC Cedar-2600 Cedar
WIC Santo Nino - 3806 South Hwy 83 #300
Wednesdays (8 A.M. - 12 P.M.): Rio Bravo, Centro Communitario
Thursdays (8 A.M. - 12 P.M.): El Cenizo, Centro Communitario
Every Friday: HEB Guadalupe, HEB Saunders, & HEB Calton (8 A.M. - 12 P.M.)
HEB Zapata & HEB Centro (1 P.M. - 5 P.M.)
* Dates are subject to change. Holidays are observed. We suggest calling our office to confirm days and times.
For more information:
To download and print a SNAP Outreach Program brochure in English,
SNAP Outreach Program
Marissa Alvarez, Coordinator
SNAP Outreach Program Assistants:
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