When there is a Presidentially declared major disaster for which individuals are eligible for assistance, the state of Texas may request authorization to issue disaster food assistance benefits. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service approves a state request to operate Disaster SNAP after the state has received a Presidential disaster declaration for individual assistance and grocery stores are open and operating in your area.
Once program operations have been approved, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will set a limited period for you to file a Disaster SNAP application. If eligible, residents will receive one month’s worth of disaster food assistance benefits that are accessed using an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card.
Please visit the Texas Health and Human Services web site after a disaster has been declared for more information at:
Current SNAP and new D-SNAP customers can find information about which retailers are open for business in a given disaster area by calling the Lone Star Help Desk toll-free at 1-800-777-7EBT (1-800-777-7328).