Thursday, the governor announced that emergency SNAP benefits, which offer food assistance to those in need throughout the state of Texas, will be extended through the month of July. About $182 million worth of emergency food benefits will be provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) during the month.

For those who have Lone Star Cards, you should see the additional amount by July 11th. This benefits over 1 million households in the state. This follows the $628 million in benefits already provided in April, May and June.

“The extension of these emergency SNAP benefits helps ensure that Texans can provide nutritious food for their families as the state continues to combat COVID-19,” said Governor Abbott. “Securing access to healthy food in our communities is an important part of our response to this pandemic.”

To learn more about SNAP Food Benefits, click here.

 

Lynn Miller