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. See below for designated D-SNAP locations.

To apply you'll need to show:

  • Proof of identity - Examples include a driver's license or other government-issued ID
Residents in Harris County may only apply between Sept. 22 and Oct. 5. Designated D SNAP Locations will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Date Last name
Sept. 22, 27 A - C
Sept. 23, 28 D - H
Sept. 24, 29 I - M
Sept. 25, 30 N - R
Sept. 26, Oct. 1 S - Z
Oct. 2-5 Anyone

Designated D-SNAP Locations:

Greenspoint Mall
12300 North Fwy
Houston, TX 77060

Southwest Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star
Houston, TX 77074

Pasadena Convention Center
7902 Fairmont
Pasadena, TX 77505




If you enroll in D-SNAP and you are pregnant or have a child younger than 5, you are also eligible for WIC. This allows you to get healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables, cereal, bread and milk, as well as breastfeeding assistance, infant formula and help from nutritionists and other sources. Visit is external) or call 800-942-3678 for more information.