Written by Vanessa Wit
Are you and your family struggling to get the groceries needed to create proper meals? You may want to look into applying for the food assistance program in Texas.
You can apply and be granted monthly Food Stamps if you are deemed eligible based on a few criteria- income amount earned, household number, and resources allotted by the government. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is not the same as welfare, it was put in place to help low-income families and individuals purchase nutritious food.
If you are denied food stamp benefits (even if you are eligible), you should strongly consider starting to coupon. This is an easy and free way to cut your grocery bills considerably during each shopping trip. There are many couponing methods you can use; bogo (buy one get one), rebates, doubling of coupons, stacking etc. Learn about these couponing strategies and more on Grocery Coupon Network.
Whether you are in Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth or any other city in the great big state of Texas, you have the right to apply for food assistance benefits. To find out if you are eligible based on income, household members and resources, you must officially apply.
To apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) you will first need to create an account online. After doing this, you can fill out the proper application on the Texas run site. You can also reach out to your local HHSC (Texas Health and Human Services Commission) office or call 2-1-1 toll free.
There is an expedited way to get benefits. Emergency SNAP benefits can be given out when:
When funds are so low that you need immediate food assistance, this is when you should really be considering taking advantage of coupons. There plenty of ways to save and even opportunities for you to get free products and groceries. Look through Grocery Coupon Network for tips on cutting grocery bills and even coupons to your local stores.
To find out if you are eligible for emergency SNAP funds, contact a local HHSC (Texas Health and Human Services Commission) benefits office or call 2-1-1.
With this troubling economy, we all need to find new ways to save in every aspect of life. But let's face it, we need food. So why not stretch every dollar we have (and even every food stamp dollar we have) so that we can provide our families with nutritious foods.
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