Texas Governor Greg Abbott introduced Sunday that Texas Well being and Human Companies Fee has obtained federal approval to permit Supplemental Diet Help Program (SNAP) recipients to buy sizzling and able to to eat meals as a result of winter storm.
Recipients will be capable to use their Lone Star card to buy objects corresponding to rotisserie hen, deli objects and different sizzling and prepared meals.
The U.S. Division of Agriculture Meals and Diet Service authorized this system by means of the tip of March in any state that accepts SNAP.
On February 19 the state of Texas obtained approval to permit SNAP recipients to use for substitute advantages for meals misplaced or destroyed as a result of winter storm.
In a press release Governor Abbott mentioned, “As we proceed to get well from this winter storm, the state is making certain that Texans in want have entry to sizzling meals to feed their households. I thank our federal companions on the U.S. Division of Agriculture for approving this waiver.”