Food stamps are a key way to address the nutritional needs of low-income Texas families and one of the nation’s most important defenses against hunger. However, many barriers to participation remain. Nationally, only 60 percent of those eligible for food stamps receive them. In Texas, only 58 percent of those eligible receive food stamps.
The Food Bank of West Central Texas’ Coordinator can help increase enrollment through application assistance in 13 Texas counties. It’s completely free and no cost to the applicants.
If you or someone you know may be eligible for food stamps, the FBWCT Coordinator can help with:
- Answers to questions about the application process, procedures, and rules
- Supplying the proper Application forms
- Help filling out and turning in your application
- We can request information about the progress of a case from the regional office
HHSC application for Texas Works benefits
Christian Ministries of Abilene
Christian Ministries of Abilene serves as a Community Partner Program. Provides assistance with filling out applications for financial assistance for SNAP, CHIP, Medicaid and other programs.
Contact: Ms. Jen Rogers, 701 Walnut St., Abilene, TX (325) 673-1234
Healthcare Navigator offers assistance with the Marketplace for Affordable Care (i.e. Medicaid, Medicare). Assists with applications, enrollments, plan choice, exemptions, special enrollments, and insurance questions.
Contact: Ms. Connie Cholewinski, 402 Butternut St., Abilene, TX (325) 213-2027
Food Stamp Department
Social Services Coordinator
Friendly, bilingual Application/Renewal Assistance is only a phone call away. Don’t delay; apply today, friendly staff waiting to assist you.
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If you are seeking emergency food assistance please call the information and referral hotline 2-1-1 for a reference to services available in your zip code. Thank you.