Monthly SNAP benefits for all SNAP households will decline on November 1, 2013, due to legislative decisions made by the United States Congress in 2010. This means the amount you receive will be less in November and each month after.
The East Texas Food Bank helps connect people with benefits they may be eligible for, such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) formerly known as Food Stamps, helping them feed themselves and their families. Below are some common questions about SNAP/Food Stamps:
Your monthly snap benefits are loaded onto the Lone Star Card. This card can be used at the grocery store, just like a debit or gift card, to purchase groceries. You can not purchase alcoholic drinks, hot food/foods that can only be eaten in the store or non-food items with the Lone Star Card.
The amount you receive is based on how many people live with you and how much money you get from jobs & other sources.
Many people that get money from jobs, retirement, child support and other sources can get SNAP benefits. You must have less than $5,000 in "countable resources" to qualify. Countable resources include: vehicles, cash, bank accounts and other things you own.
No, children do not have to be in the household to get SNAP benefits.
An East Texas Food Bank Outreach Specialist can help you complete an application by phone or personal visit by filling out the form below. You may also visit these locations to receive assistance with SNAP.**Please note: Our SNAP Outreach Specialists can only process applications for those in our service area. You will be referred to another Texas food bank or 2-1-1 if we are unable to assist you.**
Household Size Gross Monthy Income 1 $1,245 2 $1,681 3 $2,116 4 $2,552 5 $2,987Each Additional +436