The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) addresses the nutritional needs of low-income families and is one of the nation's most important defenses against hunger. NTFB helps to increase enrollment through application assistance and providing SNAP information in our 13-county service area to overcome barriers to participation.
NTFB Social Services Case Assistance Navigators answer questions about the application process and help clients complete and submit applications in Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, and Rockwall counties. Our assistance is free to the applicants. In FY20, NTFB provided access to 25.7 million meals through the SNAP program with an estimated $60 million in SNAP funds distributed into the economy of our service area.
If you or someone you know may be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as "food stamps", the case assistance navigators can help clients with:
- Setting up user accounts in yourtexasbenefits.com for easy access to case status and information changes
- Requesting information about the progress of a case from the regional office
- Assisting applicants when they are applying for SNAP, Medicaid, CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and Healthy Texas Women's Program, and Medicare Savings Program
- Answering questions about the application process, procedures and rules
- Supplying the proper application forms
- Helping applicants fill out and submit applications
- Advising applicants on required verification forms
- Provide information regarding next steps after an application for benefits is submitted