WHERE TO GET EMERGENCY FOOD STAMP ASSISTANCE AFTER IKE!

APPLY IN PERSON OR ONLINE FOR YOUR HELP!

Two more Houston food stamp offices that have been without power will re-open Sunday to help hurricane victims apply for help.

With the addition of the Scott Street and Greens Parkway offices, there are now five Houston locations where people can apply for disaster food stamps.

Low-income families in disaster areas may be eligible for up to two months of emergency food stamp benefits if they meet income and asset requirements. A family of four earning up to $2,915 this month may qualify for assistance. Applicants also will have to answer questions about their bank account balances, household and expenses. People who provide additional documentation may qualify for benefits for a longer period.

Hurricane victims also may pick up and drop off applications at Abundant Life Cathedral, 11230 Harwin Drive in Houston. HHSC staff will be available to answer questions and take applications from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.

HHSC offices that are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday include:
· Houston: 1100 Greens Parkway
· Houston: 6118 Scott Street
· Houston: 2110 Telephone Road
· Houston: 12121 Westheimer
· Bay City: 2010 Avenue K
· Conroe: 608 N. Loop 336 East
· Hempstead: 1739 13th St.
· Huntsville: 306 Highway 190 East
· Tomball: 29250 Tomball Parkway
· Wharton: 404 N. Alabama Road

A complete list of food stamps offices is available at www.hhsc.state.tx.us
<http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/>, and applicants can verify weekend hours by calling 2-1-1 or the office.

Two-page applications for disaster food stamps also are available in English and Spanish at www.hhsc.state.tx.us <http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/> and can be faxed toll-free to 877-447-2839.