The Lone Star Card is like a debit card that is automatically loaded monthly with SNAP (formerly called food stamps) benefits. SNAP and the Lone Star Card are same thing. The Lone Star Card is how SNAP benefits are distributed. SNAP is paid through Texas state and federal tax dollars. SNAP stands for the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps.  It can be used at almost every grocery store and even at some farmers markets to get approved food or TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) items. They are easy to use, simply swipe the Lone Star Card through the store’s machine, enter your personal identification number (PIN), and the amount of the purchase is automatically taken out of your Lone Star Card account. NOTE: please visit the site directly to verify the details and obtain more information. If you are interested in a Lone Star card you will want to start online for a faster process. We have provided a quick “how to” activation guide below for you to activate application for a Lone Star Card online.

how to activate- Application request for a Lone Star card in Texas

what you need:

  • internet access
  • personal information

what to do:

  • visit:
  • click on the “Contact” tab and scroll down to the application request
  • type in your first name in the space provided
  • type in your last name in the space provided
  • choose your language preference
  • type in your address in the spaces provided
  • type in a contact number in the spaces provided
  • type in your email address in the space provided
  • type in a time to receive a call in the space provided
  • type in the characters that appear on your screen in the space provided
  • click on the “Submit” button