General Assistance and Referral

  • 2-1-1 is the national number for free access to health and human services information and referral. 2-1-1 Texas is a statewide information and referral service. 2-1-1 can provide access to local food assistance, among many other services.
  • Texas Health and Human Services Commission offers secure online access to HHSC benefits including Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – formerly food stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and nursing home care and other services for people who are elderly or have disabilities. You can also find answers to questions about different benefits.
  • United Way of Texas provides information on services and contacts for local United Way agencies. Services vary, but most local United Way agencies will have a connection to food assistance.