Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday that Texas has received federal approval to allow SNAP recipients to buy hot foods and ready-to-eat meals in the wake of Winter Storm Uri.
According to the news release from the governor's office, you can purchase hot foods like rotisserie chicken and deli meals through March.
"As we continue to recover from this winter storm, the state is ensuring that Texans in need have access to hot food to feed their families, I thank our federal partners at the U.S. Department of Agriculture for approving this waiver," said Governor Abbott.
There is also assistance available to those who may have lost food during the snowstorm by going to yourtexasbenefits.com
To find local resources around Texas, call 211 and select option 1.
Abbott has also waived regulations in order to allow the alcohol industry to assist with transporting groceries and water to stores in order to help expedite restocking shelves across Texas.
"These waivers will provide more trucks, drivers, and logistical support to retailers who are working to replenish their stock in the aftermath of the winter storm," said Governor Abbott. "We are taking action to ensure Texans continue to have access to food as our state recovers."
The Governor said Monday that power and water restoration efforts continue across the state and that state agencies and resources are being used to get water and other essentials to communities in need.
Texans experiencing financial hardship and food insecurity can apply for SNAP benefits at yourtexasbenefits.com. The site also contains information for applying for Medicaid, TANF, and WIC.

 

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