The Southeast Texas Food Bank has joined a network of food banks across Texas working to better educate citizens on the range of state-funded social services and health care programs that are available, such as:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
- Texas Medicaid Program
- Women’s Healthcare Program
- Children’s Medicaid (CHIP)
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
The Social Services Coordinators set up application completion centers at different locations throughout the Food Bank service area. The centers offer hassle-free sign up services including assistance filling out applications, making copies of documents, and delivering completed applications to the correct agency.
The Food Bank does not determine eligibility for any aid program. It does, however, make sure all applications are filled out completely and correctly.
For more information on the Social Services Program serving Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, and Tyler counties, call (409) 839-8777.
To contact the Texas Health and Human Services Commission directly for a variety of benefits related matters, please use the following HHSC addresses:
Effective September 1, 2015, individuals with a felony drug conviction that occurred after August 22, 1996, are potentially eligible to receive SNAP benefits. To apply for SNAP, go to www.yourtexasbenefits.com. If you need assistance applying for benefits, you can contact the Social Services Coordinator at the Southeast Texas Food Bank at (409) 839-8777.
Applications for Benefits
P.O. Box 149024
Austin, TX 78714-9024
P.O. Box 149025
Austin, TX 78714-9025
Reporting a Change
P.O. Box 149026
Austin, TX 78714-9026
Sending Supporting Documents (proof of income, etc.)
P.O. Box 149027
Austin, TX 78714-9027
STANDARD USDA STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
and at any USDA office,
or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.
To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.