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.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is a federally funded evidenced based grant program that strengthens SNAP’s public health impact by addressing consistent access, availability, and affordability of healthy foods and beverages. For more information, visit GoodFoodGoodMove.org.
- 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.
- Texas Department of Agriculture partners in the Summer Meal Programs to provide meals at no cost to children and teens 18 years old and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old. Visit SummerFood.org to find a meal site near you.
- Texas Food Bank Network Providers
- 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 about the San Antonio Food Bank.