SNAP (Food Stamp) Outreach
The Foodstamp program is now known as Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP. Through SNAP, qualified residents are provided financial relief for food purchases based on income and household size. The program rules and guidelines are set at the Federal level by the USDA and administered at the state level. You must apply for benefits in the state in which you reside.
To apply for SNAP benefits, you must provide
- Proof of identity (birth certificate, driver's license or state ID, etc)
- Social Security Numbers for all members of the household
- Proof of residency (utiliy bill or remtal agreement/mortgage statement showing the address)
- Immigration status for those not born in the United States
- Earned Income Documentation (pay stubs, income tax forms, bookkeeping records)
- Unearned Income Documentation (ban statemens showing deposits, agency letters showing Social Security, SSI, VA, child support, alimony, unemployment, or retirement benefits)
- Medical Expense Documentation for homes with elderly or didsabled members (billing statements, medical receipts, Medicare card)
Residents of Arkansas can apply electronically or in paper form. The application may be printed from the web site or by going to your county Department of Human Services (DHS).
The statewide assistance hotline for SNAP in Arkansas is 1-800-482-8988
The Arkansas Application may be accessed here for a paper copy to be mailed in or here to complete electronically.
A list of local Arkansas DHS Offices may be found here.
Residents of Texas may access the application online or by contacting your local DHS office.
Information about SNAP in Texas can be obtained by calling 211 (in-state only) or 512-973-9203 option 2.
More information about applying in Texas can be reached by going here.
Information for the program from the USDA can be found by calling 1-800-221-5689 or by visiting the USDA SNAP Web Site.