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, 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.
  • Texas Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp Program) provides basic information regarding the program, and eligibility of a sample food stamp household (residence, citizenship, employment services, work requirement, resources, income, social security).
  • 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.