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Apply online using the button below or contact your Tulsa SNAP Specialist:

Select your student’s school and the SNAP Specialist’s contact information will appear in the box below.

Patricia Anderson, anderpa@tulsaschools.org, 918-746-9320
Paula Tottress, tottrpa@tulsaschools.org, 918-217-8894
Jeronda Middleton, middlje@tulsaschools.org, 918-955-2381
Doreen Templeton, templdo@tulsaschools.org, 918-285-4556
Laura Gallo, gallola@tulsaschools.org, 918-746-9550
Betty Latty, lattybea@tulsaschools.org, 918-992-0267
Virginia Esparza, esparvi@tulsaschools.org, 918-833-8740


Karen West, knighka@tulsaschools.org, 918-833-8740

Shara Smith, smithsh5@tulsaschools.org, 918-833-9000
Sharalyn Lesley, leslesh@tulsaschools.org, 918-928-3242

In order to apply, you will need to have the following items:

  • Names, date of births, and Social Security Numbers for you and any other household members. If an individual does not have a Social Security Number, contact your school’s SNAP Specialist and they can assist you!
  • Incomes of all household members (Make sure you know the gross amount of your paycheck)
  • Other income amounts: Current monthly income; child support, alimony, SSI payments, etc.
  • Expenses: Utilities, rent or mortgage, child care etc. (Make sure you have utility account information)
  • Private health insurance information: insurance company, policy number, begin date.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the income requirements?
What is SNAP?
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) serves as the first line of defense against hunger. It enables low-income families to buy nutritious food with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. SNAP recipients spend their benefits to buy eligible food in authorized retail food stores/Farmers’ Markets.
Where can SNAP benefits be used?
SNAP benefits can be used at any retailer that accepts SNAP. These mostly include grocery stores, big-box stores, convenient stores, and in some areas, farmers’ markets.
What can SNAP benefits buy?
SNAP benefits can only be used for food and for plants and seeds to grow food for your household to eat. SNAP benefits cannot be used to buy:

  • Any nonfood item, such as pet foods; soaps, paper products, and household supplies; grooming items, toothpaste, and cosmetics
  • Alcoholic beverages and tobacco
  • Vitamins and medicines
  • Any food that will be eaten in the store
  • Hot foods

The SNAP Application Hotline: A Reflection

by Katie Marvel, Communications Coordinator, Hunger Free Oklahoma


July 20, 2020

It comes as no surprise that the COVID-19 shutdown has affected Oklahomans economically in more ways than one. Local businesses have had to close their doors, thousands of workers have been laid off, and families, some for the first time, are struggling to pay for basic needs: rent, utilities, food.

Before the shutdown, Oklahoma already had one of the highest food insecurity rates in the nation at 15.1 percent. Feeding America, a nationwide hunger-relief organization, has projected that rate to increase to 20.1 percent in Oklahoma due to the pandemic.

An increase in food insecurity and a reduction in jobs leads to an increase in the number of people who qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, serves as the first line of defense against food insecurity. This is just one of the many reasons why Hunger Free Oklahoma launched the SNAP Application Hotline. The Hotline has trained SNAP Application Specialists ready to help families and individuals apply for SNAP benefits just by picking up the phone.

Since the Hotline’s launch in May, the SNAP Application Specialists have taken over 3,500 calls and have helped more than 2,400 Oklahomans apply for SNAP benefits over the phone. One of those SNAP Application Specialists is Eva.

This information was brought to you in partnership by Tulsa Public Schools, Hunger Free Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Department of Human Services and Oklahoma Sate Department of Education.
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