Governor Greg Abbott is extending emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits for the month of August.
Abbott announced the extension on Thursday. The governor says the Texas Health and Human Services Commission will provide about 185-million-dollars in emergency SNAP food benefits amid the state's ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic. T
he U.S. Department of Agriculture approved the funding to extend the maximum allowable benefits to recipients, based on the size of their families.
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