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Texas launches pilot program allowing online purchases with SNAP benefits


SNAP benefits graphic (Source: MGN Online)

AUSTIN (KVEO) — The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced it is launching a pilot program that allows Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to buy groceries online.

The program will be available at participating retailers for curbside and delivery starting Wednesday.

“As we respond to this pandemic, the state of Texas is committed to helping SNAP recipients throughout the state access nutritious food for their families,” said Governor Greg Abbott in the release. “I thank HHSC for launching this new program and for its continued work to help Texans in need while containing the spread of COVID-19.”

The release adds Walmart and Amazon are retailers participating in Texas at the moment.

It is also stated that funds will only cover grocery purchases. SNAP benefits will not cover delivery or convenience fees.

For more information visit the Texas HHS website.

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