SNAP Benefits In Texas Extended Through October As Pandemic Continues

By Ginny Reese

September 30, 2020

Governor Greg Abbott has announced an extension on emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funds.

Nearly $200 million in SNAP funds will be provided to Texas residents in need for October as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

These funds will be provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, is a federal program that gives food assistance to nearly 1.5 million low-income families across the State of Texas.

These emergency funds provide low-income, eligible families with additional funds that are added to their Lone Star Card which are used by the Texas Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system.

Governor Abbott said in his announcement, "Thank you to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for extending these emergency SNAP benefits for Texas families. The State of Texas will continue to ensure that Texans have access to nutritious and healthy food throughout the COVID-19 pandemic."

Texas HHS Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter stated, "We are grateful Texans will continue receiving these expanded benefits, bringing nutritious foods to those families who are in need of assistance. The Texans we serve will always remain our top priority, especially in times like these."

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