Blog2021-01-21T12:45:17-05:00

Let’s Celebrate National Hispanic Month

In honor of  National Hispanic Month we have rounded up great online content  in celebration of the rich history that is spotlighted this month. Click on the links below to explore some of the best the web has to offer for National Hispanic Month.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum “join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society” on this site: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/

The USDA spotlights some of the best of the culture’s foods here: https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2018/09/25/need-reason-celebrate-national-hispanic-heritage-month-here

The US Department of Interior offers this great history video on YouTube.com, which is great for kids and adults alike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXEVXm2l1jQ

Texas WIC Extends Help To Displaced LA WIC Families

Texas WIC Helps LA WIC Families

Texas WIC is extending a helping hand to Louisiana WIC families displaced by Hurricane Ida.

“Wherever you find yourself in Texas, WIC can help transfer your benefits, replace your lost foods and assist with breastfeeding during this time of need,” according to social media posts by WIC agencies. 

To find contact information of a Texas WIC office near you, enter the zip code of your current location at https://find.texaswic.org/?wicType=Clinic&lge=a8Jwz9Jlia. Breastfeeding assistance is available 24/7 for all moms at 855-550-6667.

PRIMARILY WIC GROCERY STORES 

If you would like to redeem your WIC benefits in an easy, hassle-free store you can find primarily WIC grocery stores by visiting the links below.

Primarily WIC grocery stores aim to provide quality WIC-approved products in an easy, hassle-free shopping experience, allowing WIC clients to pick up all your WIC groceries in one convenient stop. SNAP also accepted. Find a primarily WIC grocery store near you with the links below.

AUSTIN

Visit LoneStarFamilyMarket.com, a chain of 6 primarily WIC grocery stores in Austin with locations also in Round Rock and San Marcos. Visit WICaustin.net for a list of WIC clinics and primarily WIC grocery stores.

DALLAS

Visit GroceryServicesNorth.com, a chain of primarily WIC grocery stores with locations in Dallas and Waco. Visit WICDallas.net to find WIC clinics and primarily wic grocery stores in Dallas. 

SAN ANTONIO

Visit JCFoodMart.com in San Antonio, a chain of primarily WIC grocery stores in San Antonio. Visit WICSanAntonio.net to find WIC clinics and primarily WIC grocery stores in San Antonio.

WACO

Visit WICWaco.com for a list of WIC clinics and primarily WIC grocery stores. You can also visit GroceryServicesNorth.com

You can also visit TexasWIC.net to find primarily WIC grocery stores and WIC clinics in Texas.

Thank you Texas WIC for helping LA WIC families!

Now Offering Organic Gerber Baby Cereals

Pick up organic Gerber baby cereal next time you visit Lone Star Family Market. 

All of our locations are now providing Gerber organic cereals to help you provide the best nutrition for your baby. Organic cereals will help your little one get a healthy start to eating solid foods.

It’s the #1 Pediatrician recommended brand for infant cereals and provides “essential nutrients – like iron, B vitamins, vitamins E and C, zinc and calcium,” according to Gerber. 

The organic cereal is commonly a first solid food for babies to try, and is usually recommended when your baby is a supported sitter from 4-6 months.

Our stores will offer Organic Gerber Rice and Oatmeal Cereal in 8oz containers.

Lone Star Family Market is a chain of primarily WIC grocery stores in Austin, Round Rock and San Marcos that aims to provide quality WIC-approved products in an easy, hassle-free shopping experience. Pick up all your WIC groceries in one convenient stop. SNAP also accepted.

Lone Star Family Market Announces Special Labor Day Hours

Three Austin area locations will be open special hours for Labor Day.

Everyone at Lone Star Family Market wishes you  a safe and happy Labor Day weekend. For your convenience, we are opening three stores if you find yourself in need of baby formula, baby food, milk, bread and other WIC grocery items. SNAP is also accepted. 

The following stores will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM:

RESEARCH

Lone Star Family Market at 8756 Research Blvd. in Austin will be open. The store’s phone number is 512-873-9888.

CAMERON 

Also, the Lone Star Family Market location at 7110 Cameron Road in Austin will be open. You can call this location at 512-420-9194.

STASSNEY 

The Lone Star Family Market location at 512 W. Stassney Lane will also be open. The phone number to the store is 512-383.8553.

Lone Star Family Market  is a primarily WIC grocery store that takes the hassle out of getting WIC groceries. 

Need Help With Food? WIC, SNAP Can Help

Sometimes everyone needs a helping hand with their groceries. Food assistance programs – like Woman, Infant and Children (WIC) and SNAP – can offer much needed help putting food on your table so you don’t have to worry how you are going to get your next meal.

WOMAN, INFANT & CHILDREN (WIC)

Texas WIC provides free food assistance for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women and children up to age 5. The program is for Texas residents that meet  income requirements. WIC recipients get free nutrition counseling and education, breastfeeding support and food assistance to help ensure children get a healthy start. 

WIC participants get their monthly food package benefits loaded onto an ebt card that can be redeemed for WIC foods. 

Pregnant mothers may get food packages that include cereal, beans, dairy, fruits & vegetables and more. Infant children would qualify for a food package that includes baby formula and baby food. Older children would qualify for packages that include milk, eggs, cheese, bread, fruits & vegetables and more. To learn more about food packages visit WIC online

The program is a great tool for mothers to ensure that their babies are getting the right nutrition that they need. Afterall, baby formula is expensive, and you don’t need to worry if your little one will have enough.  Apply online at TexasWIC.org/apply.

SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)

SNAP , sometimes called a food stamp program, is a food assistance program that loads benefits onto an ebt card, used like a debit card, called the Lone Star Card, to pay for groceries. To see if you qualify, visit YourTexasBenefits.com

MAXIMIZING FOOD STAMP BENEFITS

If you qualify for both programs, understanding key differences can help you maximize your benefits. 

WIC expires at the end of each month. If not used, SNAP rolls over to the next month to be used later. To maximize food stamp benefits, use WIC benefits first. Any SNAP benefits you don’t use during the month can roll to the next month up to a year.  If you don’t use WIC benefits during the month it was issued, you lose them. To maximize all your benefits, use WIC first and roll what you don’t use for SNAP to the next month.

WIC is geared toward paying for nutritious food for growing children up to age 5. SNAP can be used for adults and older children. 

Also, some WIC clients that have both WIC and SNAP use their SNAP benefits for extra baby formula for their little ones if it is needed.

LONE STAR FAMILY MARKET

Lone Star Family Market can help you avoid the hassle redeeming any of your food benefits. We cater to families that need food assistance. Because our staff is familiar with food assistance programs, you won’t have any hassle at check out, and you will be in and out with nutritious food for your family in one easy stop. 

Lone Star Family Market stores provide all the food categories for the WIC program so you don’t have to search aisles trying to determine what qualifies for WIC. We also accept SNAP. To find a location near you, visit LoneStarFamilyMarket.com/locations.

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Lone Star Family Market is a service provider for the WIC program, not a part of the WIC program. This is not an official WIC blog.