SNAP Benefits

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (español)

Your Texas Benefits (español

Watch this ACC video to learn more and apply here (español).

Explaining SNAP Benefits

SNAP benefits help low-income families buy groceries. The benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM or bank card to buy food at most grocery stores.

Students may be eligible for SNAP benefits. To learn more about eligibility criteria for students and other frequently asked questions, view this guide from Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB): Student SNAP Resources (español). Find more information on SNAP for students on the USDA’s website.

The Student Advocates can help facilitate the application process, and CTFB also has appointments for SNAP application assistance that can be scheduled. 

To schedule assistance with Central Texas Food Bank: Schedule an appointment to enroll (español) online or call their Help Line Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m at 855-366-3401

For staff assisting students who would like an appointment with CTFB, fill out a referral form here.  Email [email protected] for info or refer a student to SAC by filling out this form.

The Fresh EBT | Food Stamp Balance App for Android and iPhone helps you manage/stretch SNAP benefits. The Providers Guide To EBT In Texas & Every Texan Guide to SNAP 

More Benefits

WIC: Women Infants & Children (español)
If you are pregnant or the mother of young children, you likely qualify for this benefit. Apply here (español) or email: [email protected] 

WIC Grocery Resources: Email [email protected] for WIC Shopper Program or visit Lone Star Family Market (español).

Texas Simplified Application Project (TSAP) for SNAP Food Benefits
TSAP provides a simplified option for SNAP food benefits to Texas households where all household members are either older adults (age 60 and older) or people with disabilities.

Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program – Those eligible for WIC get $30 to use at Texas farmer’s markets. Farmshare Mobile Markets  – Low-cost weekly fresh produce and groceries market that accepts SNAP. 

Double Up Food Bucks (español
Doubles the amount of Lone Star (SNAP), WIC, and FMNP benefits individuals and families can spend on fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets, select grocery stores, and mobile markets in Austin.

Additional Programs for SNAP Recipients

Lone Star Family Market
An easy way for WIC participants to get WIC approved groceries.

The Affordable Connectivity Program (español)
*This resource is ending enrollment on February 7, 2024. April 2024 is the last fully funded month. A program that helps low-income households pay for broadband service and internet-connected devices. Those enrolled in SNAP are automatically eligible.

T-Mobile Project 10Million (español)
Project 10Million offers free 100GBs/year of data, free mobile hotspots, and access to low-cost laptops and tablets, to K-12 eligible students participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). 

AT&T Access (español)
Low-cost wireline home Internet service to people who participate in SNAP/NSLP programs or by income.

Assurance Wireless (español
Free phone, minutes, texts, and data to low income households. If you participate in SNAP you may qualify. 

Austin Free-Net (español)
Connects people who receive SNAP, WIC, or MAP with free personal electronic devices. They also offer free computer labs and computer training.

These resources are for the convenience of our community and do not represent sponsorship, endorsement, or approval of any agency or service. For assistance accessing resources contact [email protected].

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