The Houston Food Bank announced Monday that residents of the city can reapply for a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at their 535 Portwall St. location.
The on-site office of the food bank was temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is now open again Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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SNAP provides nutritional assistance to eligible individuals and low-income families. The benefits can be used to purchase foods such as bread, cereal, fruits, vegetables, dairy products and proteins.
Applicants applying in person to the Houston Food Bank must follow COVID-19 safety precautions, including a temperature check, mandatory face masks, and social distancing. To make an appointment call 832-369-9390.
If you can’t make it to the grocery bank, you can request assistance by emailing [email protected] or using an online form.
Customers should bring photo ID, proof of address and income, the cost of medical and dependent care, the amount of child benefit paid or received, and the cost of rent or mortgage.