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.
  • 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.