Governor Abbot, HHSC approve $254 million for emergency SNAP benefits this April

AUSTIN, TX โ€” On April 6, Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced they will be adding about $254 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of April.

“This SNAP extension for the month of April will ensure that Texas families can continue to put food on the table,” said Governor Abbott. “Thank you to the USDA for this additional extension and for their ongoing partnership with the State of Texas.”

“Texans have shown their resilience during the pandemic, and we are proud to help serve our state by providing SNAP recipients with these additional benefits,” said Texas HHS Access and Eligibility Services Deputy Executive Commissioner Wayne Salter.

Source: Governor Abbot, HHSC approve $254 million for emergency SNAP benefits this April / KXXV

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