Funds to increase access to SNAP education, outreach, and application assistance to families across the DFW Metroplex.

DALLAS (August 18, 2021) – Catholic Charities Dallas (CCD) has received a $41,800 grant from Share our Strength, a national organization working to end childhood hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad. This grant was passed through Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) for a regionwide outreach effort to raise community awareness of the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and to provide enrollment assistance to eligible low-income families and individuals, including seniors.

The grant will allow CCD to hire a full-time Benefits Case Manager to work on SNAP outreach and applications across the DFW Metroplex. SNAP is the nation’s largest domestic hunger safety net program and works with state, nonprofit, and private sector partners to improve awareness of and access to better nutritional and healthy food choices. This is CCD’s second year participating in CCUSA’s SNAP program.

“We are very grateful for the opportunity to have a point person – a full-time Benefits Case Manager – that can support individuals and families applying for food stamps,” said Dave Woodyard, President/CEO of CCD. “Through this new grant for SNAP outreach, we can continue to serve, educate, and empower all in need beyond our nine-county service area, ensuring those who qualify for food stamps can attain those benefits.”

About Catholic Charities Dallas

Catholic Charities Dallas (CCD) calls the community to action to join us in addressing the root causes of poverty, hunger, and homelessness by serving, educating, and empowering all those in need. As an independent 501(c)(3) and one of the leading social service providers in North Texas, CCD annually serves over 200,000 people through integrated, collaborative and multi-disciplinary programs in the following areas: early childhood education; programs related to housing, homelessness and seniors; poverty and hunger alleviation; pregnancy, parenting and adoption; disaster preparedness and relief; immigration legal resources; refugee resettlement; and shelter and foster care for unaccompanied refugee and immigrant minors. For more information, please visit