SNAP/Food Stamps

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We can help you apply for SNAP (food stamps)!

Just call our Helpline at 832-369-9390, or send a request for more information.

Dejenos ayudarlo a aplicar para estampillas.  Llame a nuestra Línea de Ayuda al 832-369-9390 o envíe una solicitud para más información.

The Houston Food Bank Social Services Outreach Program (SSOP) provides assistance to people who don't have enough money to buy food, and to people who need healthcare for their families through Medicaid, CHIP, Women's Health Initiative.  In some cases, help is available to pay bills through TANF cash benefits.

We help with:

  • SNAP-Food Stamps
  • Children's Medicaid
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Women's Health Program (Family Planning, Health screenings thru Medicaid Program)
  • CHIP Perinatal Program
  • Linkage and Referral Services to other social service providers and other food bank programs.

Do you qualify for help?

Check this income guide for SNAP

We can help you look at your financial situation and determine if you can apply for programs like SNAP.  You may qualify if your income and other resources are under certain limits.  You can have a car, a house, and or some savings and still be eligible.

If you are undocumented, and have children who are United States citizens, you can apply for food stamps on their behalf.

You'll need when applying:

  • Identification (for everyone in the household)
  • Social Security Numbers (for everyone in the household)
  • Utility Bills (gas, electric, oil, water, and telephone)
  • Rent Receipt/Agreement or Mortgage Statements and/or Tax Bill.
  • Proof of Income (for everyone in the household)
  • Medical Expenses - ONLY if you are 60 and older and/or disabled
  • Child Day Care expenses

We can help.  Come see us, or call us.

Application and technical assistance is available at the Houston Food Bank at 535 Portwall Street. Or, call the hotline to speak with a Social Services Outreach representative at 832-369-9390.

Our staff are available at other locations around the Houston area.

You can also apply online at 
Your Texas Benefits. Services are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese (service can be provided in other languages via State interpretation services as needed).



The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department.  (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Right program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C., 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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