Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

Texas survivors may be eligible for disaster food relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Households not eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (commonly called food stamps) may qualify for D-SNAP.

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program offers short-term food assistance benefits to families recovering from a disaster. D-SNAP is designed to help when people return to their homes and have access to electricity and grocery stores. Benefits are loaded on a Lone Star Card within three days of applying, and the amount is equal to two months of the maximum amount of SNAP benefits, based on household size.

There is a limited period of time to apply for D-SNAP, based on your county of residence.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be from a county that has been declared a federal disaster area*.
  • Have experienced a loss of income, destruction of your home or a disaster-related expense, such as temporary shelter or home repairs.
  • Not have been getting regular SNAP food benefits at the time of the disaster.
  • Meet certain income limits. Click here to view income limits.

Applying for D-SNAP

You must apply in person at a designated D-SNAP location in your county of residence. You will not be able to apply online. D-SNAP applications will be accepted for a limited amount of time in each county.

Harris County Residents


Residents in Harris County may only apply between Oct. 18 and Oct. 20. Locations will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Date Last name
Oct. 18-20 Anyone

Harris County Residents
Deussen Park’s Senior Center
12303 Sonnier St.
Houston, TX 77404

Fort Bend County Residents

The application period for Fort Bend County residents has closed.

For more information, visit the Texas Health and Human Services Commission website at https://hhs.texas.gov/services/financial/disaster-assistance/disaster-snap.