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How SNAP Benefits the Community

In the ongoing battle against food insecurity, benefits stand as a vital resource, aiding millions of individuals, and families across the United States. HCCM is a community partner with CTFB and TXHHS that provides one on one application assistance for SNAP benefits for anyone in need.  

What is SNAP?  

It is a government program that helps buy food for recipients in need of food for good health. It is designed to help alleviate some of the economic hardship of food insecurity. Some families face inadequate resources for food, and/ or have limited access. 

How does it benefit people? 

Nutrition plays a crucial role in overall health and well-being. SNAP benefits enable community members to make healthier food choices, increasing their access to fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. By prioritizing nutritious foods, clients can improve their dietary intake, manage chronic conditions, and enhance their overall quality of life. Additionally, SNAP benefits empower clients to provide balanced meals for their families, promoting the health and well-being of future generations. 

It alleviates financial strain. For community members facing financial hardship, every dollar counts. SNAP benefits provide much-needed financial relief, allowing clients to allocate their limited resources towards other essential expenses, such as housing, utilities, and medical care. By easing the financial burden of purchasing groceries, SNAP benefits help prevent difficult choices between food and other necessities, promoting stability and resilience among HCCM clients. 

Beyond providing immediate assistance, SNAP benefits empower HCCM clients to build brighter futures for themselves and their families. With access to nutritious food, clients can focus on pursuing education, employment, and personal development opportunities, breaking the cycle of poverty and creating pathways to self-sufficiency. By investing in health and well-being, SNAP benefits empower individuals and families to thrive and contribute positively to their communities. 

For further information on SNAP benefit, please contact Christine Bautista, Client Services Coordinator at 512-259-0360 ext. 202 or [email protected]. Appointments are available to help with SNAP applications. Please contact the front desk to schedule a time - 512-259-0360 ext. 201 or 202.