SNAP-Free Food

You may be eligible for free food. SNAP is a federal food assistance program which qualifying college students can get the following food for FREE:

  • Fruits and vegetables;
  • Meat, poultry, and fish;
  • Dairy products;
  • Breads and cereals;
  • Other foods such as snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages; and
  • Seeds and plants, which produce food for the household to eat.

Who Qualifies

Students 18-49 can qualify for SNAP if they meet the income guidelines. Student Parents, if you qualify for SNAP, you will qualify for WIC.

PersonsMonthly Income
1 $1,755
2 $2,371
3 $2,987
4 $3,603

Monthly amounts go up $616

How to Apply for SNAP

How to Apply for SNAP

  • Complete Application
  • Interview with Texas HHS  -
    • Once you submit the application, you will get a phone interview
    • If you missed the appointment, call your local SNAP office to reschedule
    • For your interview, prepare to talk about how you are eligible for SNAP as a student
    • Make sure to upload pay check stubs or other documentation requested on the YourTexasBenefits app
  • You have the right to advocate for yourself, ask questions, and request an appeal if you don’t agree with the decision given.

Need Help Applying for SNAP?

Denton students needing assistance applying for SNAP can schedule an appointment online. Prior to the appointment, please complete the SNAP Application Checklist.

In our continued efforts to keep our students and staff safe, ALL January appointments will be held virtually on the 25th and 26th. Future appointments (February/March) are still open for virtual or face to face appointments, if any changes are made you will be notified by the CARE office.

Denton Campus Spring Upcoming Dates:

Denton Campus Face-to-Face

Denton Campus Virtual

For Additional Assistance:

SNAP Office directly at 1.866.430.6143

Denton Campus:
Call Alicia Huerta directly at 817.983.8748
Llamar directamente Alicia Huerta: 817.983.8748

Dallas Campus:
Call directly 1.855.719.7627 and the general number for the North Texas Food Bank 214.330.1396
Llame directamente 1.855.719.7627 y el número general del Banco de Alimentos del Norte de Texas 214.330.1396

Houston Campus:
Call directly 832.369.9390 and the general number for the Houston Food Bank 713.223.3700
Llame directamente al 832.369.9390 y al número general del Houston Food Bank 713.223.3700

Tarrant Area Food Bank

Page last updated 3:26 PM, January 12, 2022