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SNAP, TANF and Lone Star Card Information


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Whether it's SNAP food benefits on the Lone Star Card, TANF cash assistance or the Summer Lunch Program for kids, HHS is there for people who need help buying food. You may even find classes in your area to help you live healthy and provide tips on saving money when you buy groceries.

  • Feeding Texas is a statewide, nonprofit leading a unified effort for a hunger-free Texas.
  • SNAP food benefits, formerly known as food stamps, are put on to the Lone Star Card and can be used just like a credit card at any store that accepts SNAP.
  • The Summer Meal Programs helps children and teens eat for no cost during the summer. Visit to find a meal site near you.
  • Texas Food Bank Network
  • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) is a health and nutrition program that help improve the diets of infants and children as well as pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women.

Mobile Mercado Provides Healthy Options for Texans

Operated by the San Antonio Food Bank and in partnership with SNAP-Ed, the Mobile Mercado brings fresh groceries to people who may have limited access in their own communities. A chef or nutritionist travels with the truck to provide education on healthy eating and demonstrate recipes. Learn more on the San Antonio Food Bank website.