Food Banks: USDA Program Helped But More Money Invested In SNAP NeededAnti-hunger advocates say that while they appreciate the delivery of fresh, high-quality food, many more people could be helped if the federal government would increase spending on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
Governor Abbott Announces Extension Of Emergency SNAP Benefits For AugustGovernor Greg Abbott has announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission will provide $185 million in emergency SNAP food benefits for the month of August.
Removing Barriers: Texas SNAP Recipients Will Be Able To Buy Groceries Online During COVID-19 ResponseWalmart and Amazon are the first retailers to join the pilot in Texas, scheduled to start by May 18.
Coronavirus In Texas: Governor Abbott Says Mitigation Is Working, 30 Texas Patients Testing Hydroxychloroquine TreatmentMitigation efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Texas are working, according to Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Dr. Debbie Birx.
Judge Clay Jenkins Wants Status Update From Abbott On Stimulus SNAP/WIC Benefits: 'People Are Hungry'Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins thanked Governor Greg Abbott in a tweet, then asked him a question.
Governor Abbott Wants To Extend SNAP Recipient Benefits To TakeOut And Drive-Thru RestaurantsTexas Governor Greg Abbott is asking the Department of Agriculture to allow SNAP recipients in the state to use their benefits for restaurant takeout and drive-thru service during the coronavirus pandemic.
Amazon Offers Prime Discount To Those On Government BenefitsOnline leader Amazon is offering a discount on its Prime membership for people who receive government assistance.
North Texas Congressman Takes Challenge Of Eating On $4.50 A DayA North Texas Congressman has been going hungry in Washington, D.C. Marc Veasey, who represents parts of Dallas and Tarrant Counties, has only been eating on the amount of money allowed through the SNAP food assistance program.
One-Third Of Texans Eligible For Food Stamps Not Getting HelpAn advocacy group says only two-thirds of Texans who may be eligible for food stamp assistance received the benefits in 2011.
More Older Texans Seek Food Stamp HelpMore older Texans apparently struggling to make ends meet have been turning to food stamps. According to reports published Monday, the state's fastest-growing group receiving food stamps is those ages 60 to 64.
'Hidden' Homeless Becoming An Epidemic In Collin CountyThe bad economy is taking its toll in some unexpected places. Collin County has seen a sharp increase in the number of people needing food stamps, and in the number of people who are now homeless.
More Working Families Applying For Food StampsIn offices across North Texas, and the state, more and more people are lining up to try and get help feeding their families. Applications for SNAP, or food stamps, are up 70-percent in just two years.
Tarrant County Food Bank Continues To See Uptick In NeedActivity at the Tarrant Area Food Bank warehouse in Fort Worth is nearly nonstop. People pack food into boxes then stack them. They drive forklifts to loading docks where the boxes are shipped to food pantries and food banks in 13 North Texas counties.